Is Tania Chozet Just Steve Ortega in a Skirt?
District 7 Candidate Strangely Resembles Steve Ortega; Comparisons Frightening
by Ben and Jerry
Chozet claims as the Precinct 3 County Commissioner, she devoted herself self full-time to her constituents and served with honesty and integrity.
In the entire 9 months that Tania Chozet occupied Precinct 3 she never once initiated a community meeting with “her constituents.” According to constituents who addressed her at Commissioners Court, she was rude, denigrating, and refused to listen. Sound familiar?
No honesty there
In true Ortega style Chozet appears to have struck a quid pro quo deal in exchange for support from the former Yucca Neighborhood Association President who is also supporting Ortega?
On her website, she states she will work hard to ensure the new recreation center near
is delivered on-time and within budget. Yucca Park
Chozet is ignoring residents before she’s even elected.
Many more residents want the recreation center on North Loop around
because it serves more people who do not have a center. Lomaland Park
Carolina Recreation Center is within walking distance of Yucca Park, actually on the same street. Why build something so close?
Furthermore, Yucca Park already has another bond project.
No integrity or community inclusion there
Chozet claimed as Precinct 3 County Commissioner she was the driving force behind a collaboration with the City of El Paso for Mission Trail planning.
Truth is there are multiple Mission Trail Plans – none of them generated by Chozet.
Apparently “The Plan” was to decide on one of multiple existing Mission Trail Plans.
She circumvented Representative Eddie Holguin who actually represents part of the area and made a joint announcement with Steve Ortega who represents no one.
Nothing happened beyond that announcement.
Chucoleaks email shows no one else seemed to be aware of a “collaboration.”
No honesty, integrity or community inclusion there
More than half of Chozet’s campaign contributors are the same special interests that fund Ortega. For an attorney that worked for the ACLU, this is a 180. Her funders are heavily Republican and heavily Paso del Norte Group(PDNG)/Borderplex
members (see financial report on file with Municipal Clerk, City of El Paso). What a disappointment! Alliance
The Sheriff claims she was better than the previous commissioner.
How high is that standard? The previous commissioner was convicted of drug dealing!
claims she has the
heart of a public servant. No surprise there, since Chozet rubber stamped the County
Judge ’s raise. County
Like Ortega, apparently Chozet is an unemployed lawyer still living with her parents (see address listed on financial report and Central Appraisal District)(Ortega lived with his parents when he first ran). Now like Ortega, she has decided to become a career politician. Now, it's no sin to live with your parents, but at this stage no incumbent city council member lives with their parents -- even Ortega. She has no financial investment in District 7: does not own a home and does not rent a home or apartment.
|Chozet with Rep. Suzie Byrd (right) at Steve Ortega for Mayor Rally. County Judge Veronica Escobar on stage.|
Can District 7 really afford 4 more years of arrogance with no representation, no honesty, and no integrity from someone with no financial investment in District 7?
The majority of Tania Chozet's campaign donations came from15 PDNG members:*
PSB Board Members $800
Ortegas family $400
Bill Sanders $2,000 – co-founder
JA Cardwell $2,000
J Robert Brown $2,000
Kirk Robison $2,000
Bob Hoy $1,000
Steve Fox $1,000
Ginger Francis $1,000
Rick Francis $1,000
Steve Hoy $500
J.O. Stewart $500
Gary Hedrick $250 -
Myrna Deckert $250 – co-founder and former executive director
Jody Casey Feinberg $100
Deborah Kastrin E100 (Sister is one of primary people pushing for lower valley port of entry)
PSB Board Members
Maria Teran $500
Ed Escudero $300
PSB Board Members $800
Marc Cioc Ortega $100
Lina Ortega $150
Roberto & Sylvia Ortega $150
Ortegas family $400
Anna Aleman $100 – executive director of FEMAP the Guadalupe de La Vega
Jessica Anna Cabot $300
Anna Cabot $100
Tracey Yellen $250 – associate of Myrna Deckert in MJD & Associates and Veronica Escobar and Suzie Byrd
Rosemary Neill $100
Eddie Sosa $100
Gloria and Charles Ambler $100
Katherine Brennand $100
Sofia Appleby $100 - executive director of Community Scholars
Veronica Escobar $100 (Ortega Friend)
Michael Wyatt $100 (Ortega friend)
Selena Solis $100 (married to Joel Guzman who is employee of Hunt and Ortega friend)