SAN LUIS, Ariz. — The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced the election of its new board member, Gadsden Elementary School District Board Member and Assistant to the City Manager Tadeo A. De La Hoya.
De La Hoya was elected at the organization’s board of directors meeting on June 20 in Las Vegas, Nev., following the group’s 32nd Annual Conference. The NALEO Board of Directors unanimously elected De La Hoya to serve an initial three-year term during its meeting. “It is an honor to serve the Latino community in this new capacity,” said De La Hoya. “I am humbled and it is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with every constituent and citizen to further NALEO’s mission to empower Latinos, engage them into important decisions and have them be part of the political process. I also look forward to work with the local district, community and the State of Arizona as a whole.”
De La Hoya met with three presidential candidates during the NALEO Annual Conference – former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Dr. Ben Carson. This was one of their first major public appearances since the beginning of the presidential campaign.
They also addressed nearly a thousand elected and appointed Latino officials at a national leadership luncheon on Thursday, June 16. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and the NALEO Educational Fund, is the nation’s leading non-profit organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.
Established in 1976, the NALEO is a 501 (c) (4) nonpartisan membership organization whose constituency includes the nation’s more than 6,000 elected and appointed Latino officials. For more information please visit http://www.naleo.org/.