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Peter Svarzbein

Peter Svarzbein is a photographer, curator and El Paso city councilman. During graduate school at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Svarzbein created the El Paso Transnational Trolley Project, a self-created activist/artist project that resulted in working with community leaders to secure a $97 million state grant for a Intra-city trolley route using the Original PCC Streetcars that ran between Juarez, Mex, & El Paso, Tex.

He is currently the proud City Representative for District 1 in El Paso, Texas and Mayor Pro Tempore. He is a member of the Jewish Community Relations Council of El Paso, as well as board member of Sister Cities International, and 2nd Vice President of the Rio Grande Council of Governments and the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso.