LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 610
|For Immediate Release
June 29, 2002
Contact: Lorraine Quiroga
Houston, TX - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) elected new officers today during their historic 73rd National Convention in Houston, Texas. The organization is the principle advocacy organization representing Latinos in the United States and the only broad-based Latino organization whose officers are elected by its membership.
The new officers include:
National President: Hector Flores of Dallas, Texas
National Treasurer: Frank Ortiz of Houston, Texas
Vice President for the Northeast: Laura Medrano of Boston, Massachusetts
Vice President for the Southwest: Rosa Rosales of San Antonio, Texas
Vice President for the Southeast: Elsie Valdes of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Vice President for the Far West: Richard Fimbres of Tucson, Arizona
Vice President of Young Adults: Juan Garcia of Houston, Texas
Vice President for the Midwest: Blanca Vargas of Cicero, Illinois
Vice President for Women: Vera Marquez of Garden Grove, California
Vice President for the Elderly: Desi Pesina of Houston, Texas
Vice President of Youth: Fernando Escabi of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Little Rock, Arkansas was chosen as the convention site for 2005.
Attendance during the convention exceeded 8,000 during the week-long event which featured the President of Mexico who appeared via satellite and congressman, senators, cabinet secretaries, and the Governor of Texas. Attendance was the strongest ever for a LULAC convention and most of the events were sold out. Over 150 companies and federal agencies participated in the convention and exhibited their products and services.
In addition, to electing new officers, LULAC adopted its 2002-2003 legislative platform and passed over 40 separate resolutions on issues of importance to the Hispanic community.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.