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Needed: Latino Candidates
November 8th, 2006

Reviewing New Yorks election returns, El Diario is dismayed that “despite the fact that one sixth of the states population is Hispanic there was not one Latino among the elected statewide officials in New York. There was not even a Latino among the contenders.” And, the editorial continues, “it doesnt feel as if Latino candidates are on the radar.”

Perhaps El Diario can take comfort from federal results in the region — the elevation of Representative Nydia Velazquez to the chair of the House Small Business Committee, and the re-election in New Jersey of Democrat Bob Menendez, who became the state’s first Hispanic U.S. senator when he was appointed to the Senate in January. Menendez, son of Cuban immigrants, is one of three Hispanics now serving in the Senate and the sixth Hispanic to ever serve in the body.

By on November 8, 2006, 10:00 am
In category: Albany,Civil Rights,Electoral Politics,Gotham City,Governing | 1 Comment »

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