About Shawn Nixon
Shawn was born and raised in his beloved home town, El Paso, Texas. He is the fourth oldest out of five children. He is a miracle child that was given to his parents. When Nixon was 17 months, he had a seizure that put him in a four-hour coma. Growing up was not easy for him, he was different from other kids his age. Nixon was diagnosed with ADHD, but that didn’t define who he was. His father created a city-wide basketball team called Northeast Wizards, that kept his siblings and himself busy. Over the years, the basketball team has touched thousands in this community and also our sister city Juarez, providing inspiration, nurture physical fitness, and social interaction skills. Shawn also has a passion for God and been serving in the ministry at the age of thirteen at Northeast Bible Restoration Church. His work in the church has instilled in his compassion and love for people, as well as a sense of altruism and a desire to make the world a better place.
During his junior year from Andress High School in 2015, he was awarded the CNN hero award, given to an individual who is inspired by everyday people doing extraordinary things to change the world. Shawn was very involved with his community. At the age of Seventeen, he got with community stakeholders, neighborhood and business leaders, and people just like you across our city to discussed everyday issues affecting our community. Once he graduated from high school, he attended El Paso Community College where he studied Political Science. While attending EPCC he completed an internship at The Borgen Project. Nixon graduated with his associate’s degree with political science. He was accepted to attend The University of California, but wanted to stay closer to home and went to The University of Texas El Paso where he wanted to studied communication. While studying at UTEP he began interning at Kcos 13 as the Development and Communications.
Currently, Shawn is staff with People Helping People as a life insurance agent and also finishing school. He continues to served his community and volunteers his time at Flags Across America, Northeast Democratic, Los Arcos Del Norte Care Center, Child Crisis Center, United Way Young Leaders Society, The M Factor, and a big supporter for the LGBTQ community. Shawn doesn’t have any kids but he does have nieces and nephews that he was blessed with and spoiles them like they were his own kids.
Shawn is running for City Council of the 4th District, not for the title or the prestige. His heart is to serve this community and help make it even better! As City Council, Shawn wants to create quality jobs and ensured our neighbors aren’t priced out of their homes, putting an end of wasting money, fixing our streets, supporting our first responders and continue keeping our community safe, there’s a lot of important work to do and no time to waste on pushing a petty and divisive political agenda. Together, we can make sure everyone’s voice is heard and continue to maintain El Paso as a great place to live, work, and play. Shawn is well-spoken, conscientious, intelligent and a quick study. When elected, Shawn will love the opportunity to represent our children, seniors, and you at City Hall. You may not know him yet, but once you meet, he will make an indelible positive impression. Shawn looks forward to listening to your concerns and earning your vote. If you come to know him, you know that there is no better candidate for City Council of the 4th District.