For Immediate Release
Washington, DC – The Nominations Committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) announce the newly elected leadership for 2016 – 2017. The NHCSL members present at the Annual Meeting on November 21, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia elected the following candidates to serve as members of the NHCSL’s Leadership Board:
President: Representative Angel Cruz (PA)
First Vice President: Senator Carmelo J. Ríos Santiago (PR)
Vice President for Membership: Representative Mark Archuleta Wheatley (UT)
Vice President for Public Policy: Representative Pedro Marín (GA)
Secretary: Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz (HI)
Treasurer: Representative Juan Candelaria, Deputy Majority Leader (CT)
Immediate Past President: Senate President Eduardo Bhatia (PR)
“I am honored for the opportunity to preside over the NHCSL and I commit that the Hispanic community will always come first. I will advocate alongside other NHCSL legislators and I look forward to learning from all of the states represented on how this organization can be a better resource in helping legislators in their respective districts,” said current NHCSL President, Representative Angel Cruz (PA).
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 almost 400 Hispanic state legislators across the country. Senate President Eduardo Bhatia will continue to serve on the leadership team as the 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.