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NALEO Reelects Padilla, Board Leadership

July 3, 2013

Staff Reports --

California state Sen. Alex Padillia
California state Sen. Alex Padillia

The board of directors of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) unanimously reelected California state Sen. Alex Padilla to serve as the organization's president.

Mr. Padilla and the board leadership were reelected at the board meeting on June 30 following the group's 30th annual conference in Chicago.

"The coming months offer our organization and community an extraordinary opportunity to ensure comprehensive immigration reform becomes a reality in 2013," Mr. Padilla said in a statement. "I look forward to continuing to work with the board and the rest of our membership to move this issue forward and to ensure the policy priorities of Latinos are addressed."

NALEO will continue to promote professional development opportunities to foster public service among the U.S. Hispanic communities leaders, "working with NALEO members and public officials from both parties and every level of office," he added.

Other reelected board officers included Luz Urbaez-Weinberg as vice president, Fernando Shipley as treasurer and Robert Pena as secretary.

NALEO is a leadership organization for more than 6,000 Hispanic elected and appointed officials.

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