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Former El Paso Mayor William Tilney

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Former El Paso Mayor William Tilney (KRTS File Photo)

William "Bill" Tilney has been deeply entrenched in border politics and policy for decades. He was El Paso's mayor from 1991-1993, and was appointed to the Texas-Mexico Advisory Board by Governor Ann Richards in 1992.

Before that, Tilney served as American Consul General in Ciudad Juárez from 1981-1985. He was also hired as a liaison to Mexico for El Paso County, to help facilitate the new international border crossing in Tornillo, Texas.

Tilney spoke with Fronteras Desk Correspondent Lorne Matalon.

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