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May 28, 1989
Suzie Azar became the first woman mayor in El Paso history with a landslide victory over fellow City Council member Ed Elsey in a runoff election. "One hundred seventeen years is a long time for El Paso to wait, and I'm glad they waited for me," Azar said. The final but unofficial totals showed she had captured 65% of the votes, or 29,961, to 35%, or 16,218, for Elsey. The successor to Mayor Jonathan Rogers, who by law had to step down after four consecutive two-year terms, will face problems posed by widespread poverty and rapid growth.
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May 28, 1989
Suzie Azar became the first woman mayor in El Paso history with a landslide victory over fellow City Council member Ed Elsey in a runoff election. "One hundred seventeen years is a long time for El Paso to wait, and I'm glad they waited for me," Azar said. The final but unofficial totals showed she had captured 65% of the votes, or 29,961, to 35%, or 16,218, for Elsey. The successor to Mayor Jonathan Rogers, who by law had to step down after four consecutive two-year terms, will face problems posed by widespread poverty and rapid growth.
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July 9, 1989 | MARY LENZ, Christian Science Monitor
Frontier Texans used to say their heat-baked country was a great place for men and dogs, but tough on women and horses. Today, down at city hall at least, it is women who call the tune. Supporters of Texas Treasurer Ann Richards' race for governor say it's a good sign that the mayors of six of the state's largest cities, including Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, are women.
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