NAME: Tony Benitez
OFFICE YOU SEEK District 4 Northeast City Representative
OCCUPATION Insurance Agent
EDUCATION BBA Accounting UTEP
FAMILY Married, Letty Benitez, 29 years
1) NUMBER-ONE CAMPAIGN FOCUS:
Bring new businesses and new jobs to Northeast El Paso in a transparent manner.
2) WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM YOUR OPPONENTS?
I have lived in Northeast for 42 years, my Accounting degree, work experience and involvement in the business community for over 15 years working and being a committee chair within both chambers of commerce, President of two professional associations, creating and being President of three business alliance organizations.
3) RELEVANT EXPERIENCE THAT QUALIFIES YOU FOR THE POSITION YOU SEEK:
Accountant for 14 years, auditor for 2 years, marketing, sales, insurance and financial services for 17 years. To better able to promote the Northeast, manage budgets, and keep an eye on taxes.
4) IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO REVOKE ONE ORDINANCE IN EL PASO IMMEDIATELY UPON TAKING OFFICE, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE?
Sign ordinances that don’t allow a business to promote their business reasonably.
5) DESCRIBE A MOMENT THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE:
When I decided to be my own boss and pursue my own business.
6) IN WHAT WAYS IS EL PASO ON THE RIGHT TRACK, AND IN WHAT WAYS DOES IT NEED TO CHANGE COURSE?
I feel El Paso is on track in trying to be progressive as a city to bring more new
business, sports and entertainment here. I feel we need to catch up with other cities
that have passed us by and for us to move faster not change course.
7) IF ELECTED, HOW WILL YOU BALANCE THE NEEDS OF FAMILY, YOUR CAREER AND YOUR OFFICE?
I have always been active with work, school and civic activities since college so I think my wife is used to me balancing my time for the past 30 years. My business allows me the flexibility to make time for clients, be a community volunteer and for family time.
8) 8) WHEN AND WHY DID YOU COME TO EL PASO (IF APPLICABLE)?
I came to El Paso in 1957, I was born in Japan, my father was stationed at Ft. Bliss.
9) PLEASE INDICATE WHETHER YOU HAVE A WEBSITE, TWITTER OR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT: My website is www.votetonybenitez.org and I have a facebook account.