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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Latino Victory Fund endorsed Councilwoman Regina Romero for mayor of Tucson. If elected, Romero would become the first Latina elected to this position.

Latino Victory Fund Interim President Melissa Mark-Viverito issued the following statement on Councilwoman Regina Romero’s endorsement:

“For over a decade, Councilwoman Romero has worked diligently to uplift Tucson to the prosperous city it is today. As a council member, she wrote Tucson’s Primary Jobs Incentive program that helped generate thousands of jobs, fought for equal pay for equal work, and for universal earned sick and parental leave for Tucson families. Councilwoman Romero broke one glass ceiling when she became the first Latina to represent Ward 1 in the City Council, and Latino Victory is proud to endorse her to ensure she breaks her second one by becoming the first Latina mayor of Tucson.”

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).