City Rep. Rivera likely headed for reelection in District 7

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — District 7 City Rep. Henry Rivera maintained his lead with more than 57% of the Tuesday evening, likely keeping his seat on the El Paso City Council.

Rivera had 11,457 of the 20,234 votes at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Rivera is being challenged by El Paso journalist Aaron Montes, who had 8,777 early votes, or 43%.

Before running for El Paso City Council, Montes was a reporter for the El Paso Times and El Paso Inc.

Rivera is a former El Paso police officer who served on the force since 1982. He also was the first vice president of the El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association Political Action Committee, according to Ballotpedia.

District 7 stretches from East El Paso to the Lower Valley.

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