EL PASO, Texas - Monday, Ruben Vogt was sworn in at the El Paso county courthouse. Vogt was appointed on Oct. 2 to replace County Judge Veronica Escobar, who's now running for Congress.
The vote to appoint Vogt was 4-1, with County Commissioner Vince Perez voting against the appointment. Vogt will serve as County Judge for the next 15 months.
"I'm proud of the work I've been able to do over the last 11 years. I have a strong work ethic and we've done a lot of good I think for the community in that time frame," Vogt said. "We really have shifted the image of county government in El Paso and I want to continue to keep that momentum going over the next 15 months."
Vogt has worked for the county for 11 years, all under Escobar as her chief of staff. He previously worked for state senator Eliot Shapleigh. Vogt was born in El Paso, went to Canutillo High School and attended UTEP.