aztlan_c_profileName: Cemellí de Aztlán
Date of Birth: 12/27/1980 (35)

Education: Master in Divinity, Indigenous Religious Studies and Women in Religious Studies; Harvard University, 2009
Occupation: Network Weaver & Adjunct Professor

Home address:
3317 Nashville
El Paso, Texas 79930

Length of time in district: 1 year

Email address:
Telephone: +1 915 799 2890

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Treasurer: same
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Criminal Charges:
None found.

According to an August 2013 post to the PBS Latino Americans Blog, Cemellí de Aztlán posted that she was initially a high school dropout. She wrote that she was also homeless for a time. After returning back to high school, after a pregnancy, she was accepted into Harvard University.

De Aztlán is an ordained minister in the First Nations Ministry, according to her LinkedIn profile. She also lists herself as Adjunct Professor in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).  De Aztlán was born and raised in El Paso, Texas.

Cemellí de Aztlán acted as the spokesperson for Margarita Cabrera, responding to news media reports on behalf of Cabrera during the Uplift artwork controversy that was ordered removed by Tommy Gonzalez.

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10 replies on “Candidate Dossier: Cemellí de Aztlán”

  1. There’s something wrong with this timeline. So she was accepted to Harvard after high school, but then somewhere else she says she got a masters at Harvard and a bachelors at some school in Texas. And her child doesn’t seem like she’s that old. And was she homeless in high school along with her family? Is her remarkable story embellished?

    1. Curious your right on and I smell some corruption surfacing. not clear, vague, ambiguity = Recall or resignation some time later on. What did Mr. Paredes say at one point:

      I am sorry , I cannot recall what I said?

  2. Heard her speak. She needs to tone down the volume. Very articulate. Has a concept for where El Paso needs to go but when pressed for details falls flat. Has a huge agenda. Do not like that.

  3. Atzlan has only lived in the district for less than a year. Ask her if she has ever paid property taxes, she hasn’t. She doesn’t know the area and she doesn’t know the pain from real tax payers in the area. Look at the economical activity on dyer and piedras. It needs help. What is she going to do for the community. You need some one who is familiar with community. She talks about Chicano rights and minimum wages, she’s not running for president. She’s running for D2

  4. And she’s has no voting record. Mostly likely not registered to vote in district 2. Does not own property in district 2 and has only lived in the area for less than a year. Elpasotimes you really screwed up on your endorsement.

  5. Don’t do it D2. She doesn’t know the district. There are to many people influencing her and giving her money for political favors. Don’t do it.

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