When you have called the District 2 office for help, my voice is likely the greeting you've heard over the past 15 years. I was there to fix streetlamps, get potholes filled, and moved the paperwork along to rename a park. If you needed abandoned vehicles removed, or Police Area Representative Officers called out for help with a neighborhood issue, it was I who worked with the El Paso Police Department to help address your concerns. We met during neighborhood cleanups, pinning corsages on you for Mother’s and Father’s Day events at the senior centers, and even when we planted trees in your neighborhoods.
My heart has always been in District 2. My parents, Jose and Catalina Herrera, who immigrated from Mexico, were already living in the District when I was born. I grew up in Logan Heights in an era where playing on the sidewalks and streets was fun and a cherished pastime memory. I walked to school every day to Burnet Elementary and was bussed to Bassett Middle School. I am a Class of ’82 Irvin graduate; Go Rockets! As the ninth of ten children, we experienced great joy and sorrows together, as a family, with the passing of our sister Terry, and again with the passing of our other sister Elisa, who was deaf and who taught me how to speak sign language at a very young age. And a little over a year ago, I lost the most influential and guiding star in my life, my Papa.
Growing up in District 2, my faith played an important part. My First Communion, Quinceañera mass, wedding and my father’s funeral mass were all at Our Lady of Guadalupe. My parents took us shopping at the Sunrise Shopping Center and we went to the drive-in movies on Dyer where the Walmart now stands. After high school, my first job was at Beaumont, working in the Lab. I continued my professional medical career at Sierra Medical Center, even being a part of the first kidney transplant program in the area. After many years in the private sector, I found myself working for the City of El Paso. First, working in Police Communications and learning the world of local law enforcement, later in Economic Development that led to my promotion into the District 2 office as the Assistant to the first of four City Representatives.
I am from this District. I am of this District, and with your support, I will continue to work for our District. My personal history and years of serving our District in city hall brings a different perspective and a platform that reflects our history, values and vision. I hope to continue earning your support and humbly ask for your vote this November 3rd to be your next City Representative for District 2.
Judy's long history of support and commitment to District 2 has been recognized by multiple organizations, committees, and City Council members