If elected, Lopez Romero will be the first Latina to represent the state of Georgia in Congress, and she will be the first woman to represent Georgia’s 7th Congressional District.
Washington, D.C. — Latino Victory Fund announced the endorsement of Brenda Lopez Romero for Congress. Lopez Romero is running to represent Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, and if elected, she will make history by becoming the first Latina elected to represent the state in Congress. Lopez Romero made history in 2016 when she became the first Latina elected to the Georgia General Assembly.
“A win for Brenda’s history-making campaign will increase the Latina bench in Congress, and break one more ceiling for Latina representation. We need more dedicated, barrier-breaking leaders in Congress like Brenda,” said Nathalie Rayes, Latino Victory Fund president & CEO. “Brenda will advocate for issues Latinos care about including universal health care and comprehensive immigration reform, and creating a strong constituent services program to help her community. Latino Victory is proud to endorse her historic candidacy, and we look forward to ensuring she is on the ballot in November and serving Georgia’s 7th District in Congress come January 2021.”
Meet Brenda Lopez Romero
Brenda made history in 2016 when she became the first Latina elected to the Georgia General Assembly, representing House District 99 in Gwinnett County. She sits on the education, retirement, and state planning & community affairs committees. She served as Vice Chair of DPG Latinx Caucus and on the House Democratic Caucus Policy Committee. Brenda exemplifies strong leadership as a rising star in Georgia politics.
Brenda reflects the American Dream. She came to the United States at the age of five and became a citizen in 2008. She graduated from Cross Keys High School, where she was told by a counselor that she could be a secretary or receptionist. She went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from Georgia State University and graduated law school from Syracuse University. She has focused on international law, national security, and comparative politics in her academic career participating in Model United Nations to earning a certificate in National Security and Counterterrorism Law.
As the principal attorney at The Lopez Firm, Brenda handles removal and family-based immigration cases. While in law school, Brenda worked as a clerk for the Georgia Legal Services Program, the American Civil Liberties Union, and interned for a trial judge in Morelos, Mexico. After law school, she worked as staff attorney for Catholic Charities before opening her solo practice.
Brenda has over 15 years of law and policy experience related to immigration and nationality law and its intersectionality with constitutional rights, human rights, civil rights, voting rights, and racial and economic justice.
Brenda has also served and/or volunteered with multiple organizations such as American Immigration Lawyers Association, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Democratic House Black Caucus, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. She is honored to be a Political Partner of the Truman National Security Project, on the advisory committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, advisory committee member of ProGeorgia Women of Color Thought Leaders Initiative, alumnus of Leadership Georgia, and selected for Leadership Atlanta Class of 2020. Brenda is most proud of her volunteer work as a former GED social studies instructor with the Marist School adult education program.