Beto O'Rourke | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Columbia University
Teaching Areas
  • Voting
  • Policy Process and Institutions

Beto O’Rourke is a former member of the El Paso City Council and the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his public service he helped to found and run a business technology firm in El Paso. He lives there with his wife Amy and their three children.

Media Expertise
  • voting
  • Local and State Government
  • Domestic Politics


Media MentionFebruary 25, 2021
Happy hour with Hightower & Beto O'Rourke

Texas melted down in the miserable storm of February 2021. What happened? What needs to be done? How can others outside of Texas help? Hightower and Beto will discuss their unique perspectives from inside the Lone Star State's machinations, and answer your questions.

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Media MentionDecember 24, 2020
Beto O'Rourke to teach spring graduate course at UT Austin

Former U.S. Rep Beto O'Rourke is adding college professor to his resume. O'Rourke, also a former presidential candidate, will teach at the University of Texas at Austin during the spring semester.

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