A day after City Council Rep. Emma Acosta announced she is running for mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo officially launched his campaign.

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The former state representative and former president of the El Paso Independent School District board of managers told a crowd of about 50 supporters if elected, he will hold the line on property taxes and lessen the burden on taxpayers by working to attract more businesses to the city.

“We are going to need more business investment to offset the majority of our property taxes, which are still being paid by homeowners,” Margo told those who had gathered at Tom Lea Park to show their support.

Ensuring the 2012 Quality of Life bond projects get finished on time and without going over budget is also among his priorities.

Early voting begins April 24. The city election is May 6, 2017.