The League of United Latin American Citizens of Arizona

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rev. John Mireles, 602-541-9950 John.Mireles@azpsa.org

Announcing Election of State Officers and passage of Resolutions from 2013 Arizona State LULAC Convention
Tucson, AZ - The Arizona League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) announce the Election of Officers during the 62nd Annual Arizona LULAC State Convention held on Saturday June 8, 2013 at Pima Community College, Desert Vista campus in Tucson Arizona. The duly elected officers will hold these seats for the 20132014 term. A number of resolutions have also been reviewed and passed by the members. The resolutions passed are in the spirit that they help move forward LULAC’s mission. LULAC is one of the few Latino organizations that provides its members with an opportunity to help elect its leaders. Our Local, State and National Board of Directors are elected by the LULAC members and this Democratic process was established by LULAC’s founding fathers in 1929. Occasionally, the spirited campaigns for LULAC office result in dissatisfied individuals who did not see the election go their way. But we hope to move forward and united so that we can focus on the issues that are important to us like Immigration Reform and Increased Civic Participation. Among some of the attendees were National LULAC Leaders and Elected officials: Margaret Moran, National LULAC President, Oscar Moran, Former National LULAC President, Mickie Luna, National LULAC VP for the Farwest as well as Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva, Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, and Arizona State Senator Steve Gallardo.

LULAC wishes to express gratitude to Pima Community College for hosting our State Convention.

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The Arizona Leadership Executive Board, elected by acclamation, are as follows:

ARIZONA LEADERSHIP Rev. John Mireles - State Director Richard Estrada - Deputy State Director Brenda Estrada - Treasurer Connie Martinez - Deputy State Director for Women Hortencia Valdivia – Deputy State Director for the Elderly Maria Pinzon – Deputy State Director for Young Adults Open - Deputy State Director for Youth Minnie Rahn - District I Director Linda Leatherman - District III Director Jessie Lopez - District IV Director The Assembly Adopted All Resolutions Presented to the Resolutions Committee. AWARDS PRESENTATION FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO LULAC By Hon. Ana Valenzuela Estrada, LULAC National VP for Youth and Rev. John Mireles, Arizona State Director Connie Martinez - Woman of the Year Fernando Munguia - Man of the Year Hortensia Valdivia - Elderly of the Year Amber Raiyn Glavocich - Young Adult of the Year Julian Cardenas - Youth of the Year Council 1083 - Council of the Year APPOINTMENTS - Advisors Frank Carrillo, Former National VP for the Far West Richard Fimbres, Former National VP for the Far West Mary Fimbres, Former Arizona State Director Leticia Aragon, President LULAC Council #1091 David Villa Hernandez, Arizona LULAC Executive Director Dr. John Arnold, Chaplain Lydia Guzman, Civil Rights and Immigration Chair Dr. Albert Siqueiros, Education Chair Dr. Raul Ramirez, Education Co-Chair Dr. Santos Vega, Historian Christina Saenz, E-mail Secretary

CESAR CHAVEZ AWARD Hon. Richard Fimbres and Mary Fimbres Hon. Tony Estrada

The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States. www.lulac.org ##

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