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11 / 20 / 2013
For Immediate Release 
Contact:  Jackie Bado | 202-434-8070
The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Announces Newly Elected Leadership for 2014-2015

Washington, DC – The Nominations Committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) announce the newly-elected leadership for 2014 – 2015. NHCSL members present at the Annual Meeting on November 16, 2013 in Orlando, Florida, elected the following candidates to serve as members of NHCSL’s Leadership Board:

President: Senate President Eduardo Bhatia (PR)
First Vice President: Representative Angel Cruz (PA)
Vice President for Public Policy: Representative Catherine Miranda (AZ)
Vice President for Membership: Representative Mark Archuleta Wheatley (UT)
Parliamentarian: Senator Carmelo RĂ­os Santiago (PR)
Secretary: Assemblyman Jose Rivera (NY)
Treasurer: Representative Juan Candelaria (CT)

"From the streets of Los Angeles to the public schools of the Bronx, there is no state of the Union where Latinos are not becoming local leaders and responsible politicians. NHCSL unites the collective energy, leadership and experiences necessary to shape the future of our country. Our time is now, and I look forward to working with the newly elected leadership team to execute this mission", expressed NHCSL President, Senator Eduardo Bhatia (PR).

This newly elected leadership team will serve for two years. The NHCSL Officers are charged with representing the organization’s member constituencies and serving as the voice of over 350 Hispanic state legislators across the country. Representative Minnie Gonzalez (CT) will continue to serve on the leadership team as Immediate Past President.

The NHCSL is the premier national association of Hispanic state legislators working to design and implement policies and procedures that will improve the quality of life for Hispanics throughout the country. NHCSL was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to be the most effective voice for the more than 340 Hispanic legislators. For more information visit www.nhcsl.org.