The final unofficial results were added. Dee Margo (Donald Margo) was born on 4 February, 1952 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, is a 54th mayor of El Paso, Texas. “I’m certain there’s plenty of decisions that people could second guess that’s still occurring during this pandemic.”. As far as what he would like to see addressed in the next administration, Margo said he would like to see El Paso continue to be recognized for it’s uniqueness as a border city working closely with sister city Juarez on economic opportunity. Most recently, Margo and El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego were at odds over COVID-19 response as Samaniego tried to impose a shutdown on non-essential businesses and Margo said he wasn’t included in that decision. ABC News November 20, 2020 El Paso mayor on the fight to stop the COVID-19 surge Dee Margo addresses a possible shutdown as hospitals reach capacity. Former El paso Mayor Oscar Leeser. Watch Video: El Paso Mayor Dee Margo blames “COVID fatigue” for recent coronavirus spike. Margo certainly faced challenges during his term, which he mentioned in … Margo certainly faced challenges during his term, which he mentioned in his concession speech where he said he believes no mayor has had to deal with the array of calamity he’s faced in the last two years. The Mayor said the decisions he made during the pandemic came from discussing with other City-County leaders such as health authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza or El Paso Fire Chief Mario D’Agostino and data from the El Paso Department of Public Health. EL PASO, Texas (KTSM)–Sitting in an office that he occupied for four years, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo discussed his final weeks as mayor after losing the runoff election to his predecessor, Oscar Leeser. El Paso outlines details of coming Christmas, New Year’s curfews, El Pasoans show off baking skills on Netflix reality baking competition. The following is a transcript of an interview with El Paso, Texas, Mayor Dee Margo that aired Sunday, November 29, 2020, on "Face the Nation." [9] Shortly after Donald “Dee” Margo married Adair Wakefield in 1976, the couple moved to Nashville where Dee Margo was working as a sales presentative… El Paso Mayor Dee Margo says Hispanics have higher COVID-19 hospital rates than “normal Caucasians” El Paso Matters. Margo graduated from Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Alabama. The following is a transcript of an interview with El Paso, Texas, Mayor Dee Margo that aired Sunday, November 29, 2020, on “Face the Nation.” Leeser led the city for a term before choosing not to run for reelection in 2017. El Paso became a national coronavirus hot spot on Margo's watch, and his handling of the pandemic saw some turbulence in recent weeks as he disagreed with the county judge on a business shutdown order — since halted in the courts — and came under fire for a pair of comments made while discussing El Paso's coronavirus response. The winner will be tasked with leading the city amidst a continuing COVID-19 crisis that has overwhelmed hospitals and has been killing one El Pasoan every hour for the past few weeks. The reason was simple, Covid-19.… — Mayor Dee Margo (@mayor_margo) October 30, 2020 Paxton’s office responded on Thursday night with a letter that called Samaniego’s unlawful. Incumbent Dee Margo is considered the underdog as he fights for a second term leading the city in a Saturday runoff against his predecessor, Oscar Leeser, that has been dominated Lomi Kriel, The Texas Tribune And Propublica, And Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune. … This article was updated on December 13, 2020 at 05:30 a.m. Dee Margo is the mayor of a city in crisis. EL PASO, Texas – El Paso residents have elected a new mayor, handing a defeat to incumbent Mayor Dee Margo in favor of his predecessor, Oscar Leeser, in …