Beto O’Rourke is the three-term U.S. Representative for Texas’s 16th congregational district in his native El Paso. He served on the El Paso City Council from 2005-2011. On March 31, 2017, Beto announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Ted Cruz. Representative O’Rourke is not accepting any PAC money and thus is relying on individual contributions to his campaign. He graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a B.A. in English literature. He is a co-founder of Stanton Street Technology, an internet services and software company. His website is betofortexas.com.