Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Arizona Latino Caucus elects new leadership, new priorities


 Arizona Latino Caucus elects new leadership, new priorities
Quezada to serve as chairman

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – This week, the Arizona Latino Caucus elected new leadership and developed a new set of priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

“The Arizona Latino Caucus now has a very clear purpose and definitive priorities,” said Rep. Martin Quezada, who will represent Legislative District 29. “Our goals include promoting positive perceptions of Latinos and other minorities, increasing employment opportunities for minorities and working closely with other minority organizations to develop a better understanding of their agendas. We intend to accomplish these goals with transparency and integrity.”

Quezada will serve as the caucus chairman and Senator-elect Anna Tovar, who will represent Legislative District 19, will serve as the co-chair. Representative-elect Lydia Hernandez, who also will represent Legislative District 29, was elected caucus secretary. Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford, who will represent Legislative District 3, was elected caucus treasurer.

Senator-elect Tovar said that she expects that the caucus will be very involved with the community this session.

“There is a lot of work for the caucus to do this year,” Tovar said. “We have ambitious goals, new priorities and great energy among our members both new and returning. Together we look forward to making a difference.”


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