Beto O’Rourke Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of former US Representative Beto O’Rourke, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. Father: Patrick O’Rourke, former county commissioner and El Paso county judge Mother: Melissa O’Rourke, furniture store owner Marriage: Amy (Hoover Sanders) O’Rourke (September 24, 2005-present) Children: Henry, Molly and Ulysses Education: Columbia University, B.A., 1995 Religion: Roman Catholic O’Rourke in 2012: The US has an ‘extravagant government’ Other Facts:The nickname Beto, a shortened version of Roberto, was given to O’Rourke by his parents. Speaks Spanish fluently. He named his son, Ulysses, after the Greek hero in Homer’s Odyssey. O’Rourke was a member of two punk rock bands. He played guitar for the band known as Foss, which released an EP called “The El …