Beto O'Rourke is a fourth generation El Pasoan and businessman. In May 2012, Beto won the Democratic nomination for El Paso's seat in the U.S. Congress. Previous he had served two terms on the El Paso City Council. In addition to continuing his efforts to reform U.S. drug policy, he continues to run Stanton Street Technology Group, the web-development company that he co-founded. He lives with his wife and children in El Paso’s Sunset Heights neighborhood, just a few blocks from the international border. Beto is the co-author (along with Susie Byrd) of Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the U.S. and Mexico, a rational case for ending the prohibition on marijuana in the U.S.