nevarez-famviolence1As you know by now, there are eight candidates running to replace Larry Romero, who is leaving under a cloud of corruption. As you also likely know, there is a general cloud of corruption hanging over El Paso. Last month I invited District 2 candidates to submit their write ups for publication and I also let you know that I had started to compile dossiers on each of the candidates. As a result of my research, I came across the criminal record of David Nevarez, one of the candidates running to replace Larry Romero. What prompted me to bring you this post today is that while he is running for office, David Nevarez is scheduled to be in court on Thursday, April 7, 2016 for a “protective order hearing.”

Unfortunately for the voters of District 2, David Nevarez has a criminal record including theft, violating protective orders and family violence. On July 15, 2006, David Nevarez was convicted of assault causing bodily injury in a family violence case. He was assessed 365 days of adult probation and community service. He was also ordered to participate in family violence counseling. This is according to court records.

He was also accused of interfering with an emergency call.

On March 15, 2016, an application for a protective order was filed. He was served on March 18, 2016 and is scheduled for a hearing on Thursday. The civil record shows divorce proceedings for Nevarez and requests to enforce support payments.

Some of his supporters may be inclined to argue that individuals should not be judged by their criminal pasts or that people should be forgiven after completing their sentences. The problem for District 2 voters is that there is no scenario under which an individual convicted of domestic abuse should be elected. This is especially true in a city like El Paso where there are numerous political scandals. It is even more important when the election is to replace a politician, Larry Romero, who is leaving in the midst of a scandal.

In addition, Cortney Niland’s appointment of Nevarez to El Paso’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee should be revisited by her, in light of this information that should have been part of the vetting process before an appointment to the city’s committee was made. It is my understanding that he is the chairman of that committee.

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...

5 replies on “David Nevarez Convicted of Assault Causing Bodily Injury”

  1. While, we can “perhaps” give a pass on past offensives and sentence completed,.
    Repetition of the crime indicates either he didn’t learn or has deeper issues that should be addressed by professionals.

    Theft is another issue that reflects an issue of trust. Especially when he could be handling public funds. El Paso has enough image problems without one more.

    David Nevarez should have realized that once in the spotlight, a public figure has to walk a straight line. Even spitting on the sidewalk is headlines. He should have withdrawn his candidancy immediately to ease the fallout. He could have issued a statement that these are family problems and he would seek counseling for anger.

    I don’t know any details about the offensives, Veterans if you have mental issues from military service, SEEK HELP ! Not that it could have been prevented. Just maybe it could have. Nor is it excusable.

    His political aspiration are dead, no possible future. I would say whatever creditability he had is gone.

  2. I’ve explained myself on the blog accordingly. People who truly know me are aware of what has been and is currently going on with my situation with my children and custodial parent. All that was done by today’s posting was amplify the lack of action on the District Attorney on Interference with Child Custody cases in Texas and known felony. Cases in El Paso are too numerous to count with well over 100 instances in some cases alone. Further in order to get an accurate accounting of everything it would be fair if all parties involved were included instead of basing an opinion, fact vs fiction if you will. If anyone wishes a more detailed response please contact me at or 915 407 0826

  3. As a Marine and self proclaimed combat veteran, you should shamed of yourself. You’re a disgrace to yourself and all Marines. The worse thing is that you were convicted of domestic abuse once and are now being charged again for the same offense. The fact is that you beat up a defenseless woman. So don’t try to blame the District Attorney! YOU hit a woman, the mother of YOUR children and there is no excuse for that. Man up and crawl away.

  4. In his usual delusional and chronic blamer he believes his recognition is based on contributions to the veteran community. He still doesn’t get it that he is notorious and disliked by many veterans. Of course all his misfortunes are some else’s fault .

    He is not a Marine or a veteran, he is a disgrace to both. Big bad wannabe marine that is well known as a wife beater. He and the perv should form their delusional organizations. The other jackass has the nerve to call himself a NCO. I almost vomited. Name it the wife abuser and disgrace forum.

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