Last night Lorena González won the election to become Seattle’s first Hispanic elected to the City Council. Lorena, a civil rights leader and champion of immigrants’ rights will take over the Seattle City Council’s at large seat. Cristóbal Alex, the President of the Latino Victory Project, released the following statement:
“We want to congratulate Lorena on winning last night’s election and becoming Seattle’s first Hispanic City Council Member. Throughout her life Lorena has worked tirelessly to give back to her community, to protect the most vulnerable, and to make sure that all voices are heard. We know that she will do the same as a Council Member – continuing to fight for our immigrant community, for opportunities and equality for all.
“Lorena’s election speaks directly to our mission and vision as an organization. Latino Victory Fund helped recruit, guide, and train Lorena to run.
“Lorena’s success shows that when we invest in Latino candidates and play our part in helping them throughout the process, we win. We expect to repeat this strategy in the races we endorse throughout the 2016 election cycle.”
Latino Victory Fund is a federally registered political committee that supports Latino candidates across the country and engages Latino voters and donors to support Latino leaders in order to elevate and advance American values. Paid for by Latino Victory Fund, 700 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20005. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
November 4, 2015
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