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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Latino Victory Fund endorsed nine Democratic down-ballot candidates in Arizona, Philadelphia, Texas and Virginia, making this the largest, most diverse slate of candidates Latino Victory Fund has ever endorsed during the off-year. These Latina/o candidates have demonstrated that they are the most qualified candidates and have a strong chance of winning their elections.

“Our community builds long term political power nationwide when Latinas and Latinos step-up and run for office at every level of government,” said Latino Victory Board Chair Luis A. Miranda, Jr. “We are endorsing these outstanding Latino Democratic candidates because they are the best. These candidates are in the strongest position to win their elections, with several poised to make history if elected. The Latino community needs strong leaders who will put our issues at the forefront, and that’s why we’re proud to endorse these candidates.”

FULL LIST OF ENDORSED CANDIDATES

  • Regina Montoya, Mayor of Dallas

    • Regina could make history by becoming the first Latina elected as Mayor of Dallas

  • Regina Romero, Mayor of Tucson

    • Regina could make history as the first Latina elected as Mayor of Tucson

  • Fernando Treviño, Philadelphia At-Large City Council

    • Fernado could make history as the first Mexican immigrant elected to the Philadelphia City Council

  • Adrian Rivera-Reyes, Philadelphia At-Large City Council

    • Adrian could make history as the first openly gay Latino elected to the Philadelphia City Council

  • Carlos Garcia, Phoenix City Council, District 8

    • Carlos could make history as the first Mexican immigrant elected to the Phoenix City Council

  • Ana Sandoval, San Antonio City Council, District 7

  • Roberto C. Treviño, San Antonio City Council, District 1

  • Hala Ayala, Virginia House of Delegates, District 51 (Re-endorsed)

  • Elizabeth Guzman, Virginia House of Delegates, District 31 (Re-endorsed)

***More than half of the endorsed candidates are women, with three first-time candidates, four immigrants and one LGBTQ candidate.***

ABOUT LATINO VICTORY

The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee working to grow Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government. From school boards, to the Senate, to the White House, Latino Victory identifies, recruits, and develops candidates for public office while building a permanent base of Latino donors to support them.

During the historic 2018 cycle, Latino Victory targeted more seats and endorsed more candidates than in any previous cycle — 58 candidates with 43 victories (68% of the winning candidates were Latinas).