“The progress we make must be made responsibly. That means focusing on what the people of El Paso need, not what the developers want. My goal as your representative will be to ensure the voice of the people of the Northeast is heard loud and clear.” - Kaleb Warnock
El Paso has the highest homestead tax rate in Texas and the 2nd highest in the nation. More than ever, homeowners need REAL tax relief, not empty promises from politicians who promise one thing and do another. We must prevent endless tax increases from burdening El Pasoans by cutting spending on projects that only put us into deeper debt. The cycle has got to end. The future of our families depends on it!
The city council spends less than 1% of the budget on roads. At $1 Billion, the city’s budget is the largest it has been in the history of El Paso! With such little money going to road repairs, we will never be able to catch up on maintenance to the many potholes and deteriorating arteries in our neighborhoods. We must increase our street repairs budget while decreasing spending on things that we don’t need.
As our economy begins to recover from the loss of many businesses due to the COVID pandemic, it's vital that we focus on supporting current local businesses while working to bring new businesses to the northeast. Redeveloping Dyer and Railroad should be a top priority for the city to help spur economic growth that once occupied these areas. Dyer is ripe for new business while Railroad is ideal for warehouses and distribution centers. The neglect of the northeast side of El Paso has gone on too long. We will make great progress in these areas when I am in office.
In many parts of the northeast, rainwater drainage is still a problem. Since the floods of 2006, a rainwater fee has been collected for this very reason, yet we are not seeing the results that we should have after over a decade of waiting. The time has come to get this problem resolved once and for all. Up and down Dyer and Rushing, floodwater engulfs the roadways on the lightest of rainy days. No longer will we put this issue on hold while beginning needless projects that take valuable tax dollars away from the northeast part of town.
El Paso is one of the safest cities in the nation due to our strong support of public safety. I will continue to support our police, fire, and EMS to ensure that we remain at the top of that list. In order to grow a successful and thriving community, it must be a safe place where people want to live. As your representative, I will work to make sure our first responders have the tools and equipment necessary to keep our families safe and secure.
For decades we have been told the connection of Sean Haggerty from McCombs to Dyer would be complete. Wasteful spending on unnecessary projects has continued to take priority over the requests of the people in the northeast. Due to failed leadership from past representatives, this continues to remain an issue. As traffic on both Dyer and Mc Combs increases due to the expanding of development further north, this project should be made a higher priority.
As taxes continue to increase, keeping track of where that money goes has become more difficult. As the demand increases for fiscal responsibility, our government denies requests for information that El Pasoans require for proper oversight. With the economy taking a downturn because of the recent pandemic, it is even more important than ever that we have clear and unhindered access to this information.
Friends, families, and neighbors of district 4,
For far too long the northeast has been left out of the development plans of the city. One prime example is the connection of Sean Haggerty from Dyer to McCombs. For many decades we were told this project would be a priority only to be left with empty promises. This cycle of neglect must end. We must take control of wasteful spending and do what the taxpayers of northeast El Paso need. Stop tax increases, repair our roads, drastically improve our rainwater drainage system, and stimulate the economy by bringing better paying jobs to the northeast. For years our part of the city has been ignored. It’s time to start focusing less on what the developers want and instead focus more on what the people of the northeast have needed for decades. It’s time to bring our share of tax dollars back to the northeast instead of using them on other areas. We must resolve the issues that have sat idle for years before we begin breaking ground on over-budgeted projects in other parts of town.
It's time for the northeast to be represented the way it deserves. As a business owner, father, husband, and public servant, my dedication, integrity, and experience will help our part of the city thrive and make real progress. Together we will take the northeast to the next level.
Thank you for your support!
Kaleb has been a resident of northeast El Paso for 13 years. He is married to Paula Patricia Flores, who was born and raised in Mexico, and is a father of five children ranging in age from 20 months to 16 years old. He served his country honorably for 15 years: five years in the United States Navy as a military police officer (2002-2007) and ten years in the United States Border Patrol (2007-2017). During the last five years, Kaleb and his wife have started and developed several successful businesses, including the Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise and Marco’s Pizza, and he now employs more than 200 people across the city. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Board of First Light Credit Union and is the President of FloWar: Life Essentials, a nonprofit that teaches young adults how to succeed in life. He also supports several other community nonprofits as well as sports organizations, including the Children’s Hope Foundation, El Paso Police Department Annual Fallen Officers Memorial Run, El Paso Locomotives, and American Youth Soccer Organization. He sponsors sports programs at local high schools, including Del Valle, Eastwood, Coronado, Americas, Franklin and Cathedral.
In 2020, Kaleb received the award as the Small Business Administration (SBA) Veteran of the Year for his accomplishments in the business sector and for his support in the El Paso community!
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