Washington, D.C. — Latino Victory congratulated Brenda Lopez Romero for advancing to the runoff election in the Georgia 7th Congressional District race. If elected, she would make history by becoming the first Latina elected to represent Georgia in Congress.
Lopez Romero made history in 2016 when she became the first Latina elected to the Georgia General Assembly.
“Brenda’s candidacy is part of the transformative wave that Latinas are creating in the political sphere–we’re running and we’re winning,” said Nathalie Rayes, Latino Victory Fund president & CEO. “We’re in need of more voices like Brenda’s in Congress–who will focus on issues that matter to Latinos like universal health care and comprehensive immigration reform. Latino Victory is ready to stand with Brenda to celebrate a milestone win for Georgia’s Latino community in November.”
Meet Brenda Lopez Romero
Lopez Romero immigrated to the United States at the age of five and became a citizen in 2008. She 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 also served as Vice-Chair of DPG Latinx Caucus n the House Democratic Caucus Policy Committee. Lopez Romero 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.
She has also served and volunteered with multiple organizations such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Democratic House Black Caucus, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Lopez Romero is also a Political Partner of the Truman National Security Project, a member of the advisory committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and an advisory committee member of ProGeorgia Women of Color Thought Leaders Initiative.