El Paso voters are going to choose a new mayor on May 11th, and 8 candidates are running for the spot.  This week, Mike and Tricia Mornings is getting to know them.

We're spending some time this week with each of the 8 candidates for El Paso Mayor.  You can hear the interviews with Robert Cormell, Oscar Leeser, Steve Ortega, Dean Martinez, and Jorge Artalejo on this post.  I will post the audio for the remaining three candidates, Hector Lopez, Jaime O. Perez, and Gus Haddad, on Friday morning.

I posted information about all the candidates earlier in the week, in case you want to check out their websites and Facebook pages as well.  Each interview is about 15 minutes long.  I edited the commercials and the banter at the beginning of the interview for time's sake.


On Monday morning, Robert Cormell stopped by.  He is well known for his work mentoring teens at The Wayside Cafe, as well as for being the owner of 3 locations of The Bagel Shop around El Paso.


On Tuesday morning, we spoke with Hyundai of El Paso owner, Oscar Leeser.  He is the driving force behind getting the Hyundai Corporation to sponsor the Sun Bowl.


Wednesday morning, City Rep. Steve Ortega stopped by the Mike and Tricia studios:


Thursday morning, we spoke to Dean Martinez and Jorge Artalejo.  First up, Dean Martinez:

Jorge Artalejo, substitute teacher for YISD, wrapped up the morning.  His interview is in two parts because of the way the hour broke: