For Immediate Release: February 26, 2018
Ross Chambless, Communications Specialist
Utah House Democratic Caucus
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Rep. Angela Romero Elected First Vice President of National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
SALT LAKE CITY – Today the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) announced the results of its leadership elections, which were held during the 15th National Summit of Hispanic State Legislators in Chicago, IL., this week. Rep. Angela Romero of Salt Lake City - District 26, was elected as the organization’s First Vice President, the second highest ranking elected officer of NHCSL.
Rep. Romero said: “For us as Latinos, whether our families have always been here or as aspiring citizens, we all have the same concerns as all families living in the U.S. We want access to quality education, a living wage, good health care, and safe communities to live in. I look forward to serving as NHCSL’s First Vice President and bringing these issues to a national stage.”
NHCSL Executive Director Kenneth Romero-Cruz said: “We are especially pleased to have Representative Angela Romero from Utah remain on our Board and move from Secretary up to the position of First Vice President. We are excited that she decided to step up to the plate once more and that our membership recognized her capabilities and rewarded her hard work for this Caucus. Rep. Romero has provided a level of depth and knowledge of policy, especially in the areas of education, energy and immigration, that will no doubt continue to enrich this organization and help take it to the next level. We are very proud of her and I personally look forward to working with her in her new role at NHCSL.”
In addition, Utah Rep. Mark Archuleta Wheatley of Salt Lake City - District 35, a longtime member of NHCSL, was elected as Treasurer after serving as Vice President for Membership during the last two years.