An email was sent today to city council members and the mayor’s office by the Women’s Voices for Political Reform PAC. The email states that the “purpose of this notification letter is to initiate a recall effort against a sitting member of the City Council.” The email does not name who will be recalled on Wednesday. However, El Paso News reached out to several individuals who may have knowledge of the recall and investigated the PAC.
According to the PAC’s email, they are recalling the unnamed city representative because they “engaged in making willful false statements and committing acts for fraud, [and] directly impeding the impartial execution of the provisions of the city’s charter.”
The Women’s Voices for Political Reform PAC writes in their statement that it “believes in holding elected officials accountable for their actions and ensuring that our community is represented by individuals who embody integrity, respect, and a genuine commitment to the well-being of all.”
The PAC, according to the records of the Texas Ethics Commission, was created on June 14, 2023. Its treasurer is listed as Deborah Paz. El Paso News reached out to the email listed on the email to city officials for comment. Deb Paz, who describes herself as “an engaged citizen and PAC treasurer” responded to our query for information.
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Joe Molinar To Be Recalled
We sent the PAC an email asking for confirmation that Joe Molinar was the one to be recalled. Several of our contacts suggested that it was Molinar who would be recalled, but none could confirm it.
Paz responded to our request confirming that Joe Molinar was to be recalled by her group. According to her response, “Molinar will be the first city rep[resentative] who faces a recall challenge.”
According to the group’s email to city officials, the PAC is “a leading advocacy organization dedicated to promoting ethical conduct in politics and amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities in the political sphere.”
No word yet if other city representatives are to be recalled by the group.
This is a developing story and El Paso News will report additional details as they become available.