I have written numerous times about how the current public policy agenda is being perpetuated upon El Paso is the result of influence peddling through campaign contributions. Although I am not able to prove it, it is my belief that candidates are being groomed, incubated and funded to run for office in order to have the necessary votes in elected office for those pushing the public agenda that most recently is best exemplified by the ballpark.

I have shared with you many examples that I believe proves my theory that candidates are being positioned into office. As each election cycle is completed, I analyze the campaign contributions of each candidate. Each time the pattern is reinforced as I look at who contributed to each candidate.

In analyzing Claudia Ordaz’ two campaign contributions reports the money being poured into her campaign coffers clearly demonstrate that there is concerted effort to put her into office as part of a specific voting bloc.

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words so rather than bore you with words I decided to map out Claudia Ordaz’ campaign contributions.

Claudia Ordaz District 6 Campaign Donation Analysis

As you look at the map, take a moment to notice where District 6 is. (the shaded part on the far bottom right) Keep in mind that the idea behind a representative form of government is that the candidate is elected to represent the interest of the district they purport to represent.

The question that the news media should be asking of Ordaz is whom will she be representing if the vast majority, over 95%, of her campaign contributions came from outside of the district she is supposed to represent. It is a question that no one seems to be asking.

Is it because the answer is an inconvenient truth?

After looking at her campaign contributions, I challenge anyone to argue that Claudia Ordaz will be representing the interests of District 6 should she be elected.

A quick note on the map

The diamonds represent the campaign contributions from the 30-day before election report. The circles represent the contributions from the 8-day report. Each contribution is color coded by the amount of the contribution.

The map excludes address outside of El Paso County and PO Boxes. (14 in total)

Finally, I realize that some individuals use their business address as the address they report on the campaign contribution. I am sure some of you will argue that fact is reason enough to suggest that it distorts the figures. To that, I will argue that although it is true that some of the wealthier business owners may use their business address the likelihood of them living in District 6 is extremely low. Therefore, it should not make any difference to the fact that Claudia Ordaz is being funded by special interests that have no interest in supporting the needs of District 6. This is clearly demonstrated by where her campaign funding came from.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...

13 replies on “Who is Paying Claudia Ordaz?”

  1. I do not have time to check your numbers. If your data is accurate then this is some serious stuff. You better be right.

  2. This is nothing more than a slam piece against Ordaz. I suppose you’d rather have Armstrong in there doing God knows what? Are you sure that is a better choice for El Paso? Claudia Ordaz will keep the city moving forward.

  3. Claudia Ordaz is endorsed by the Slimes…nuff said..she’ll keep us moving forward straight into bankruptcy

  4. I live in District 6 and I didn’t vote for her. Steve said she would keep tbe city moving forward. That tells us that she will do more of the same. We dont need more of t by the same. Everybody kept taking about change in 2008 but all tax payers have is a little change in their pockets. The people sitting in city council and county commissioners court might change but those pylking their strings behind the curtins are still the same. Open your eyes El Paso, this obviously is not about District 6 for Claudia and her handlers, it is about positioning their pawns in the chess game we call El Paso politics. What will be your next move in the ballot box?

  5. Allowing anyone, from anywhere to contribute to a local, state or national campaign is a lot of what’s wrong with our campaign finance system. All the these political contributions are probably legal. It’s very hard to believe that elected officials do not listen favorably to big contributors vs the little guy who gave little or nothing to a campaign. Even if contributions were allowed only from residents of a certain district, favoritism would still exist. That’s the reason a lot of people believe political contributions should not be allowed at all, including contributions to PACs. Qualified candidates would receive a set amount of funding from the government to finance their campaign and no personal money could be used. Campaigns would take place for a set amount of time — say two months. We would all be better off.

    1. If you don’t like the blog why do you read it? Why does it even matter to you? Billy Joel said it best.

      I don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life.
      Go ahead with your own life and leave me alone.

      In other words — have a nice life, elsewhere.

  6. I’m shocked by people who claim “so what?” or “who cares?”. Either these folks have just been so brainwashed that they can’t see how badly they’ve been sucked in by the political machine or they’re too stupid to understand the significance.

    Ordaz is Vince Perez’s live-in girlfriend! You can’t see that her political involvement is part of something much bigger!

  7. I like Claudia and I know why her support comes from different areas- Elliot Shapleigh told me he helps her. Martin As to the anonymous posting look at SKZ about. Sure they will post more if there is no responsibility for what they say. The benefit of getting married over living together — is not for society -its for Family Law Attorneys.

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