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Document Details


Title: Chacon, Alicia
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, Arlington. Central Library. Special Collections Department
Collection: Tejano Voices: University of Texas at Arlington Center for Mexican American Studies Oral History Project
Description: Ms. Chacón begins the interview with her family genealogy and history. She gives details about her political career as the first Mexican American to serve as State Democratic Executive Committee Chairwoman. She also describes her activities as a School Board member, Regional Director of the Small Business Administration in Dallas, El Paso Texas city council member, El Paso County Clerk, and El Paso County Judge. Ms. Chacón talks about her lifelong political involvement with the Democratic Party of Texas. She tells about working for the Ralph Yarborough political campaigns and she describes her early political activities with the Viva Kennedy Clubs, and the Raza Unida Party. Ms. Chacón elaborates upon her perceptions of party politics, campaign management, campaign financing, the Mexican American Democrats (MAD), the Democratic Party in Texas, and issues dealing with the status and rights of immigrants in the United States. She discusses the factors that led to her defeat in her bid for re-election as El Paso County judge. Ms. Chacón concludes the interview with a review of her activities as County Judge and as the Director of United Way in El Paso, and she talks about the programs she was able to put in effect for the benefit of the Mexican American community in the colonias of Texas.
Extent: 94 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_002.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Chacon, Alicia
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Document location: El Paso, TX
Document date: 22-Jun-1996
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: Democratic Party, US; La Raza Unida Party, Crystal City, TX; Mexican American Democrats of Texas; Viva Kennedy-Viva Johnson Clubs
Locations discussed: Dallas, TX; El Paso, TX; North America; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Community; Dallas, TX; Democratic Party, US; El Paso, TX; Hispanic American leadership--Texas; Hispanic American politicians; Hispanic American women; Hispanic Americans--Texas; Judges; La Raza Unida Party, Crystal City, TX; Mexican American Democrats of Texas; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--Texas; Political science; Politicians; School boards; Texas; Texas--Politics and government; United States; Viva Kennedy-Viva Johnson Clubs; Women
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000192-137