Commissioner David Stout

Commissioner David Stout Welcome to the official page of El Paso County Commissioner David Stout. David sought the seat of County Commissioner because he believes in the importance of being involved in his community, working for progress, and bringing about change that will enhance our quality of life.

The idea of public service and giving back to the community was instilled in him from a very young age. Throughout his formative years, David’s parents made sure their family was always involved in volunteer programs such as "Meals on Wheels" and "Adopt a Highway." It was the volunteer program, "Amigos de las Americas," which took him to Michoacán, Mexico.

This is beyond anything we’ve seen. Stay home, please.
11/04/2020

This is beyond anything we’ve seen. Stay home, please.

An all-time high of 3,100 new COVID-19 cases and 438 delayed test results by the State are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 56,355 cases and 21,902 active cases.

Eight deaths are also being reported today for a total of 617. All 8 patients had underlying health conditions. The deaths include 1 male in his 40s, 1 male in his 50s, 2 males in their 60s, 1 male in his 70s, 2 male in their 80s, and 1 male in his 90s.

As a reminder the deaths did not occur on the same day but rather between the second week of October and first week of November.

The community is reminded that this virus is highly transmissible and can be easily spread through inhaling infected droplets from individuals around us through talking, coughing, sneezing and singing. The virus can also be introduced into our system by touching our face after touching commonly used surfaces and areas such as doorknobs, countertops, or sharing pens, etc.

COVID-19 can be fatal, particularly for persons who don’t have an immune system strong enough to fight the virus, including persons 65 years of age and older and persons of any age with existing medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and other. These are common medical conditions affecting many members of our community, therefore making El Paso highly vulnerable.

Health officials urge residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, to remain isolated at home and for all in the same household to remain in quarantine; stating that is the only way we, together will be able to slow down the spread of the disease and protect our vulnerable loved ones.

Please note that starting today the map below will reflect the number of active COVID-19 cases rather than the cumulative total.

For more information and other data visit EPStrong.org

We're about halfway through Election Day! You still have 5 hours and 45 minutes to get to the polls! Remember if you're ...
11/03/2020

We're about halfway through Election Day! You still have 5 hours and 45 minutes to get to the polls! Remember if you're standing in line by 7:00 pm you must be allowed to vote and don't forget you can vote at ANY polling location!!! #GoVoteEP

Election Day has arrived! Vote Centers and Express Curbside locations are now open and close at 7 p. m. Vote safe and ANYWHERE! #GoVoteEP

The El Paso County Medical Society voices their medical and professional support for the 2 week stay at home order. "If ...
11/03/2020

The El Paso County Medical Society voices their medical and professional support for the 2 week stay at home order.

"If this pace continues, we will not be able to care for those that need medical services. It is necessary to hit the “pause” button and allow for case numbers to drop[...]"

ATTENTION Election Day voters... for the first time in a presidential election you don't have to vote in your home preci...
11/02/2020

ATTENTION Election Day voters... for the first time in a presidential election you don't have to vote in your home precinct tomorrow. You can vote at any voting location in El Paso County! Check out the link below to see a list of all 150 vote centers!

El Paso County voters will have 150 Vote Centers to choose from on Election Day! Voters can vote at ANY location and all centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Check out our list of Vote Centers for the November 2020 General Election: https://epcountyvotes.com/quick_links/where_do_i_vote

Make a plan and get out there and vote El Paso!
11/01/2020

Make a plan and get out there and vote El Paso!

🚨 El Paso Voters, if you need a ride on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 to vote or drop off your Ballot by Mail, El Paso County Transit has you covered. Remember Election Day is the last day to vote in person! For questions, call El Paso County Transit Dispatch at 915.533.4731. #GoVoteEP
For arrival, departure times, and terminals please click on link below: https://el-paso-county-elections.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/files/000/003/141/original/Transportation_Schedule.pdf?1603658626

Mayor Margo, please stop directing people to break the law, creating division and putting people in harm's way. Lives ar...
11/01/2020

Mayor Margo, please stop directing people to break the law, creating division and putting people in harm's way. Lives are at stake. Please see this statement from El Paso's former County Attorney and current State Senator:

State law gives County Judges the ability to take actions that support the health and safety of a community during emergencies. The pandemic has been declared an emergency by all levels of government, to include the state and the City of El Paso.

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego took a lawful action to impose further restrictions on movement and activities in our community. I understand that the Texas Attorney General and others dispute this action, and the Attorney General has issued a non-binding letter in opposition to the action.

However, the Attorney General's letter does not have the force of law, and unless decided otherwise by a court, the Judge's action stands. Instead of directing people to break the law, Mayor Dee Margo should be directing EPPD to support the effort, as the Sheriff's Department and Constables are doing. It will take all of us working together to get through this.

Wait, who is playing politics? Who sent me this? Mayor Margo's campaign or the dark money campaign being funded by his b...
10/30/2020

Wait, who is playing politics? Who sent me this? Mayor Margo's campaign or the dark money campaign being funded by his buddies? Either way, this is despicable. SMH. #sinverguenzas

Join us at 2:30 pm to discuss the County Judge’s stay at home order at Telemundo 48 El Paso
10/30/2020

Join us at 2:30 pm to discuss the County Judge’s stay at home order at Telemundo 48 El Paso

Hey, El Paso, instead of naming and fighting with those irresponsible businesses that are saying they'll refuse to follo...
10/30/2020

Hey, El Paso, instead of naming and fighting with those irresponsible businesses that are saying they'll refuse to follow Judge Samaniego's new order to keep our community safe and save lives, let's uplift, patronize and show our love to those that are showing us how much they love El Paso by doing the right thing. I'll start with one of my faves:

As numbers continue to rise in our city, we encourage you all to stay home for the next couple of weeks. We will continue to provide you with all your JVB needs through our website in partnership with ChowNow or give us a call at 915-801-0475 . Stay safe El Paso
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EP County Elections
10/30/2020

EP County Elections

If you or a family member is ill and unable to vote in person, please call us at 915.546.2154 to see if you qualify for an emergency ballot.

Si usted o un familiar tienen una enfermedad que le impide ir a votar en persona, por favor de llamar al 915.546.2154 para saber si califica para una boleta de emergencia.

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego amends Stay Home, Work Safe order and shuts down ALL non-essential services for t...
10/29/2020

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego amends Stay Home, Work Safe order and shuts down ALL non-essential services for two weeks. Voting is NOT impacted. Essential businesses remain open. You can find the full order at http://epcounty.com/

So proud to spend an hour with Jolt UTEP, Ignite at UTEP, and Rep. Lina Ortega and be among these powerful women (and Re...
10/28/2020

So proud to spend an hour with Jolt UTEP, Ignite at UTEP, and Rep. Lina Ortega and be among these powerful women (and Rep. Fierro) talking about why we vote and how important it is to be an informed voter. As a reminder early voting runs through Friday, October 30th and Election Day is November 3rd. Get out there and have your voices heard!

Check out my most recent op-ed in El Paso Matters:  "Project BRAVO has reported that 36.8 percent of Texas households co...
10/26/2020
El Paso Matters

Check out my most recent op-ed in El Paso Matters: "Project BRAVO has reported that 36.8 percent of Texas households could face eviction or foreclosure within two months, despite the Centers for Disease Control’s order halting evictions based on non-payment of rent."

We just heard a presentation from Project Bravo at Commissioners Court regarding this issue. We need collaboration, now, more than ever!

"The nonprofit and governmental sectors have provided options for landlords and tenants. What our community needs now is landlords and tenants to collaborate, helping to prevent an eviction tsunami here and to contain COVID-19," County Commissioner David Stout says.

Good morning folks. I hope this post finds you hunkered down as things become increasingly grim in our community.. As ha...
10/26/2020
County of El Paso, Texas Commissioners Court Public Meetings

Good morning folks. I hope this post finds you hunkered down as things become increasingly grim in our community.. As has been the case since March, Commissioners Court will be meeting virtually at 9:30 am.

We will, of course, be discussing the COVID response in our community along with conducting the regular business of the county including the consideration of my Veterans Advisory Board appointee, some UMC items to help address COVID, and a presentation from Project BRAVO regarding the pilot Texas Eviction Program we NEED in our community to help ensure folks do not become homeless during and as a result of this pandemic.

You can find the agenda here: https://elpaso.novusagenda.com/AgendaPublic/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=1037&MinutesMeetingID=-1&doctype=Agenda

You can tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2RxYOS6Y6VkDlp5eM0OLA

This channel is used to broadcast and archive the public meetings held by the El Paso County Commissioners Court in El Paso, Texas. Meetings are held on the ...

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego updates Stay Home, Work Safe order and implements mandatory curfew between 10:00 ...
10/25/2020

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego updates Stay Home, Work Safe order and implements mandatory curfew between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am effective immediately. You can access the order in its entirety at http://epcounty.com/

Meanwhile, Mayor Margo washes his hands of his responsibility in all of this and proves his severe lack of leadership by...
10/23/2020
El Paso County Judge sends letter to Governor, updates 'Stay Home, Work Safe' order

Meanwhile, Mayor Margo washes his hands of his responsibility in all of this and proves his severe lack of leadership by passing the buck to the public, and the City, which has no clear strategy, is refusing the help of Battelle, which has so much experience in dealing with these situations, it would be a travesty to let them go. C'mon, Mayor, admit that the City's efforts have failed us, and use that powerful influence you promised us you'd have in Austin to get the Governor to give us a fighting chance and save lives! You are the one that pushed your way into trying to lead our community through this pandemic, so do it! If you aren't able to, then quit excluding the County and limiting our and the public's access to information, step aside, and FOLLOW OUR LEAD. It has become so clear to me that the City has no business running public health. It needs to come back to the County.

El Paso's County Judge is asking the community to "stay home and work safe" for two weeks to help stop the spread of the virus. On Thursday, County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, the Sheriff's Office, the University Medical Center, Office of Emergency Management and the City-County Local Health Authority....

10/23/2020

It's day 2 of more than 1200 (new and delayed) cases of COVID being reported in El Paso this week. 678 people (an increase in 107) in the hospital and 195 in the ICU (an increase in 36). It is imminent our hospitals will run out of capacity within 3 weeks. I'd guess sooner. There is no substitute for being prepared, and this is a prime example. What is the Mayor's strategy to get us out of this? People were told yesterday that these are the main reasons we find ourselves in this situation:

"People who tested positive for COVID-19 are not following proper health protocols and are not isolating.

Residents are continuing to host or attend house parties, social gatherings and family gatherings.

Residents are not wearing face masks in public or around people that do not live in the same household.

Individuals who have tested positive are not cooperating with contact tracers by failing to answer calls, provide accurate information or do not follow recommendations."

All of this may have played a part in our current situation, but how can you expect people to follow proper health protocols when you neglect to inform them of such protocols when they show up with symptoms to a testing site or test positive and it takes the health department days to call them and inform them of what those protocols are? Not everyone has access to the internet, email, has time to watch midday press conferences, etc. The health department needs to do a better job of informing people about what steps they need to take in a much more timely fashion. There is lack of information, misinformation and confusion. Especially when we are sending mixed messages like allowing non essential businesses like restaurants to remain open and at the same time telling people to stay home.

When it comes to contact tracing, we have failed miserably and continue to do so. There may be people who aren't cooperating, but I seriously doubt that is the main reason contract tracing is failing. How many attempts at contacting people are taking place? Our COVID dashboard tells us that only 1/3 of identified contacts are being called within 48 hours, but how soon after someone tests positive are we contacting them? I have heard too many stories to count from people who were never contacted or contacted days or even weeks out from when they tested positive. This, coupled with having been 75 percent open until a number of days ago and still being 50 percent open is the recipe for the disaster we see being played out as we speak. Ramping up testing is good to let people know they are infected, but if the health department does not provide them with correct information in a timely manner and does not ramp up the effort for contact tracing, in my opinion, the Mayor and the City are more to blame than the public.

We’re all in this together, and it’s crucial we slow the spread. I cannot stress how critical it is for us to get our nu...
10/23/2020

We’re all in this together, and it’s crucial we slow the spread. I cannot stress how critical it is for us to get our numbers under control. These are small efforts we can make together to ensure we don’t place further strain on our hospitals and save the lives of our tias, tios, cousins, and abuelos. Stay home, please.

Beginning at midnight Friday, October 23, 2020, Ascarate Park along with Ascarate Golf Course will be closed to the public. The department is implementing these measures due to the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in El Paso County. County Parks remain closed except use of walking paths that are adjacent to streets, parks, or within parks.

Ascarate Park will continue to allow the use of walking/biking trails and fishing. However, the use of handball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, and pools are prohibited.

10/23/2020
Jolt Action

Take the time to learn about the people running for mayor in El Paso. The future of our City's health, well-being, economy and so many things more heavily depend on the outcome of this most important race!

Did you know that who you vote in as your city’s Mayor can impact you more than who you vote for president? If you’re in El Paso, join us tonight for the El Paso Mayoral Candidate Forum.

Hosted by our UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso Student Chapter, in collaboration with Deeds Not Words and ACLU of Texas, the Forum will feature Mayoral candidates Verónica Carbajal for El Paso Mayor 2020, Carlos Gallinar for El Paso, Calvin Zielsdorf, and Dino Martinez on their plans for their communities.

Sad that a lowly County Commissioner had to point out this issue. We had all been warned that there would be a second su...
10/22/2020
El Paso's contact-tracing effectiveness questioned by county commissioner - KVIA

Sad that a lowly County Commissioner had to point out this issue. We had all been warned that there would be a second surge in cases come fall, yet the Mayor and City seem surprised that we now have hit an all-time high in cases. Almost 1200 in one day. Mayor Margo's strategy has been to shake his finger at the public and completely blame them. IMHO, that is not even a strategy, it is passing the buck. The City's lack of preparedness, which is evidenced by the crazy low levels of contact tracing taking place is equally part of the problem. We plan to ramp up testing, but what good does that do in curbing the spread of COVID if we are not able to talk to the people testing positive and understand where the virus came from and where it could be heading? People are also not being informed in a timely manner on what to do if they test positive, exacerbating the problem. Instead of the Mayor washing his hands of responsibility and saying it is up to the Governor to make changes in restrictions, he should be on the horn with the Governor's office every hour, or even more often, until Abbott concedes to giving our community a better chance to curb the spread and save lives. Isn't this why he told us he needed to be mayor? Because he has more influence with the leadership in Austin? It is so confusing for our public to be hearing that we are still at least 50 percent open, but they need to stay home. We shouldn't be sending these mixed messages. We must advocate for closing things down until we have an adequate level of contact tracing, that should be our indicator. The Mayor also needs to be asking the State for assistance in the contact tracing effort, they have resources we should be able to tap into. We need to have a logical strategy, but, unfortunately, we don't, which is the real reason why we are in this situation.

https://kvia.com/news/el-paso/2020/10/20/el-pasos-contact-tracing-effectiveness-questioned-by-county-commissioner/

EL PASO, Texas — El Paso County Commissioner David Stout is frustrated over what he calls a lack of contact tracing being done by the El Paso Department of Public Health. "I have received numerous reports from folks that have tested and come uppositive close to two weeks ago,” Stout said. “The...

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Commissioner- this is a special day!
You are a DISGRACE. HOW DARE YOU ATTACK OUR LEOS. You like your BFF Montes were kissing El Paso LEO's backsides a year ago now you like ALL LIBER SOCIO-MARXISTS like the hypocrites Dee Margo and Samaniego, call to defund law enforcement. I am a retired ICE Officer. I walked that Blue Line. I am the son if an honorable and brave 33yr police veteran as well. You want to defund police, DO NOT call 911 when you or you families need help you hypocrite. ALL LIVES MATTER. INCLUDING BLUE LIVES. Here is an idea genius, you do NOT want law enforcement interacting with you? DO NOT COMMIT CRIMES. THAT SIMPLE. I can't wait until you and all liberals are removed from office and WE THE PEOPLE retake our city and our REPUBLIC!
Thin Blue Line
You are doing a great job! You and your community have been through much in the past seven months and are an inspiration to to me.
Feliz Cumpleanos!!! You are doing a great job. KUDOS.
El Paso County Commissioner David Stout on why he does not want President Trump to visit his grieving community. https://www.facebook.com/1580126322091980/posts/2044244515680156?s=100029311385175&sfns=mo
Way cool!
Please help...
Hello Mr. Stout! You know I always have something to say....and I know ive mentioned improved signage at Ascarate. I now have an example of EXACTLY what you all could use. I havent made it out to a meeting....but am planning to next month. Hopefully I will make it out and you can meet the guy whos always complaining about Ascarate! lol Only changes is change out the Smallmouth, to a Largemouth bass in the photo...but thats an easy fix. One on each dock...and maybe another one or two around other strategically placed areas for max exposure/eyes on it!
Happy, happy Mother's Day!
Would you all ever consider stocking fathead minnows? They would be a great forage species for Largemouth Bass and catfish as well. Seems like a simple project that is not too expensive either. Just need some wood pallets placed on a shallow flat in the pond....and a stocking of the minnows and that will yield great food to support the ecosystem. https://www.facebook.com/txprolake/photos/a.615045335221502.1073741828.158104460915594/1659409510785074/?type=3&theater
Commissioner David Stout kick off for re-election.