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During Hispanic Heritage Month, More Than 200 Latino Leaders from Across Nevada Endorse Senator Cortez Masto’s Reelection Campaign

Sep 16, 2022

Endorsements come from Latino public servants, small business owners, and community leaders

Las Vegas, NV – Today, more than 200 Latino leaders from across Nevada endorsed Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s reelection campaign, highlighting her fight for Nevada’s working families, Latino-owned small businesses, and a woman’s right to choose.

“Whether you’re a third generation Nevadan like me or you’re just getting started here — Nevada is our home, and I’m fighting for you,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I am proud to have the support of our Latino leaders, and I look forward to continuing our work together delivering for all Nevada communities.”

A third generation Nevadan, Cortez Masto is the first and only Latina elected to the U.S. Senate, where she has passed critical legislation to create good-paying jobslower costs, and support Nevada workers. Univision’s Despierta America recently highlighted Cortez Masto’s story and her fight for Latino families in Nevada.

Her opponent, Adam Laxalt, has consistently attacked the Latino community in Nevada, saying it was “good news” for him that Latino-owned small businesses closed during the pandemic and opposing new, good-paying jobs for Nevadans.

“Senator Cortez Masto lives by her family values, and I’m pleased to endorse her because she is a champion for Latino working families,” said Edgar Flores, former Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus Chair. “As a state legislator, I’ve seen firsthand her work throughout Nevada — bringing home helpful infrastructure resources to create jobs and boost our standing as the entertainment capital of the world.”

“Nevada’s hardworking families are fortunate to have Senator Cortez Masto serving our state,” said Teresa Benitez-Thompson, Nevada Assembly Majority Leader. “Watching her open the doors of the U.S. Senate to Latinas has shown us that we can do anything. I am proud to support my friend, and I am excited to continue working together to strengthen Nevada’s economy, schools, and communities.”

“From always protecting small businesses to supporting Nevada workers, Catherine has proved that she will deliver for us when we need it most,” said Antonio Garcia, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas President. “She always puts Nevada first, and I’m proud to endorse her because no one fights harder for our Latino-owned small businesses.”

“I support Senator Cortez Masto because she has led efforts to protect women’s rights and has stood against right-wing politicians targeting our community,” said Sylvia Lazos, Henderson Community Leader. “This election is about who stands with us — and Adam Laxalt has consistently attacked Nevada’s Latino communities. We helped defeat him before and we will work as hard as we can to defeat him again because he’s not fighting for us. Senator Cortez Masto is.”

The full endorsement list can be found below.

  • Aaron Ibarra, SNBTU
  • Adela Hale, Live Event Productions Vice President
  • Aida Rodriguez, Business Owner
  • Alberto Gonzalez, Vice President, CWA 9413
  • Alberto Monteagudo, School Professional
  • Alexa Aispuro, Community Leader
  • Alexandra Martinez, Community Activist
  • Alexis Cornejo, Law Student
  • Alfonso Lopez, Organizer and Political Director, SMART Local 88
  • Alondra Ramos, Hermanos Ramos Circus
  • Amauri Ramos, Hermanos Ramos Circus
  • Ana Maria Camallone, Community Leader and Activist
  • Ana Ulloa, Business Owner
  • Anabelle Navarro, Community Leader
  • Anarella Jordan, Housewife
  • Anastasio Real, Asssistant to Councilwoman Olivia Diaz
  • Angel Ramos, Hermanos Ramos Circus
  • Angel Rincon, Cement Mason Instructor, OPCMIA 797
  • Angelica Quinones, Makeup Artist
  • Anthony Ronald Valenzuela, Business Owner
  • Antonio A. Ramos, Hermanos Ramos Circus
  • Antonio Esclapes, Community Activist
  • Antonio Garcia, President of US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce in Nevada
  • Artemisa Blanco, DNC Member, CWA Member
  • Arturo Amaya, Las Vegas Peruvian Association Founder and Director
  • Arturo Gonzalez, Community Activist
  • Astrid Guzman, Lawyer
  • Aurora Monge, Community Activist
  • Beatriz Uribe, Community Leader
  • Beatriz Venegas, Community Activist
  • Bernardo Ramos, Community Activist
  • Bibiana Ascensio, Mental Health Therapist
  • Blanca Lazarte, Business Owner
  • Brenda Garcia, Professional Makeup Artist
  • Bryan Orozco, TWU 556
  • Carla Campos, Chief Stewart, CWA 9413
  • Carlos Caldera, Media Business Owner
  • Carlos Lazarte, Business Owner
  • Carolina Herrera, Community Activist
  • Carolyn Salvador, Chilean Association President
  • Catherine Mosquera, Student Leader
  • Cesar Jordan, Realtor
  • Claudia Corral, Mental Health Professional
  • Cristina Kline, Culinary Workers Union 226
  • David Juan Vidal, Community Activist
  • Dayanara Saldarriaga, Student Leader
  • Diana Valles President, Culinary Workers Union 226
  • Diego Zaraqua, Community Leader
  • Doris M. Rojas, Retired
  • Douglas Ramos, Hermanos Ramos Circus
  • Dr. Cesar Quintana, Chiropractor and Business Owner
  • Dr. Ivet Aldaba, Mental Health Professional & Educator
  • Dr. Jose Partida, Medical Center Owner
  • Dra. Monica Rocca, Media Business Owner
  • Dunia P. Cornejo, Unit Coordinator
  • Dyana Melchor, Student Leader
  • Edgar Flores, Nevada Assemblyman
  • Edgar Murrales, Mental Health Professional
  • Edith Fernandez, Nevada State College Professor
  • Eduardo Lopez, Plasterer Instructor, OPCMIA 797
  • Eduardo Zavala, Vice President and Field Rep, BAC 13
  • Eloy Jara, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer, LiUNA 169
  • Elvira Diaz, Community Leader
  • Elvira Galicia, Business Professional
  • Estefania Galicia, UPS Administrative Assistant
  • Esther Pulido, Community Activist
  • Esther Rodriguez, Mental Health Professional
  • Ezekiel Martin, Community Activist
  • Fabiola Campos, Community Activist
  • Fermin Ramirez, Radio Host and Musician
  • Fernando Romero, Community Activist
  • Flor Cardona, UNLV TRIO Educational Talent
  • Francisco Miranda, Teamsters 631
  • Frank Perez, Community Leader
  • Freddy Chaves, Business Owner
  • Freddy Medina, Director of Training, OPCMIA 797
  • Genar A. Guerra, Professional Makeup Artist
  • Geny Romero, Community Activist
  • Geoconda Arguello-Kline, Former Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Culinary Workers Union 226
  • Geoconda Hughes, Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Gilbert Monge, Community Activist
  • Gisela De La Rosa, Therapist
  • Gloria Hernandez, Culinary Workers Union 226
  • Guadalupe Davila, Community Activist
  • Guadalupe Espitia, Housewife
  • Gustavo Aguilar, Business Owner
  • Hector Salazar, Salesperson
  • Hellen Quan, College Counselor
  • Heriberto Ramos, Las Vegas Migrant Club President
  • Hilda Esclapes, Community Activist
  • Humberto F. Rojas, Retired
  • Ibeth Elena Galan, Community Activist
  • Illeana Rodriguez, Community Activist
  • Imer Cespedes, Student Leader
  • Irene Mosquera, Media Business Owner
  • Iris V. Rodriguez, Community Activist
  • Isaac Barron, City of North Las Vegas Councilman
  • Itziana Ortega, Language Services Professional
  • Ivett Tobon, Community Activist
  • Jacob Gonzalez, Compliance Rep, BAC 13
  • Janet Gonzalez, Community Activist
  • Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez, Business Owner and Community Leader
  • Jonathan A. Cordoba, Community Activist
  • Jonathan Senda, Psychotherapist
  • Jose Marquez, Business Agent, OPCMIA 797
  • Jose Rosas, Las Vegas Poblanos Federation President
  • Jose Soto, Director of Organizing, IUOE 501
  • Jose Tecanhuehue, Community Activist
  • Josue F. Galan, Community Activist
  • Juan Orpineda, Business Agent, Ironworkers 416
  • Juana Tuquero, Guest Room Attendant, Paris Las Vegas
  • Judith Pineda, Community Activist
  • Judy Palma, Community Activist
  • Judy Prinzo, Business Professional
  • Karla Trigueros, Community Activist
  • Katherine Lorenzo, Community Activist
  • Katia Zuniga, Bookkeeper
  • Katy Emilia Venegas, Customer Service Specialist
  • Kimberly Cornejo, Registered Nurse
  • Klarissa Principe, Recording Secretary, TWU 577
  • Lande Arias, Restaurant Worker
  • Laura Becerra, Community Leader
  • Laura Raquel Cruz, Community Leader
  • Leonidas Ferraz, La Pulga, LLC Owner
  • Leslie T. Herrera, Housewife
  • Lia M. Acosta, Community Activist
  • Lilliana A. Abel, Student Leader
  • Lilliana Bricker, Business Owner
  • Linda Fornos, Community Activist
  • Liz Sorenson, President, Nevada State AFL-CIO
  • Ludwig Aguilar, Entertainment Industry Producer
  • Luis D. Rodriguez, Community Activist
  • Lynnette Sawyer, Hispanic Museum of Nevada Owner
  • Magdalena Tecanhuehue, Community Activist
  • Marco A. Chavez, AJUPEME USA, Representative
  • Margarita Chaidez, Duranguense Federation President
  • Margarita Romano, Mental Health Professional and Business Owner
  • Maria D. Mendoza, Business Owner
  • Maria del Pilar Ramirez, Community Activist
  • Maria Elena Villalobos, Housekeeper
  • Maria Enamorado, Community Activist
  • Maria Hansen, Business Professional
  • Maria T. Santillanes, Factory Worker
  • Maria Teresa Mojica, Realtor
  • María Victoria Schoening, President, IAM Local Lodge 845
  • Mariantonieta Candelas, President of Aspedejal
  • Mariel Reyes, Mental Health Professional
  • Mariluz Garcia, Community Leader and Washoe County Commission Candidate
  • Mario DelaRosa, Business Owner and Community Leader
  • Marisol Guardia, Community Activist
  • Marleny Monteagudo, Nutritionist
  • Marta Patricia Guerra, Community Activist
  • Martha Ceja, Business Owner
  • Martin Jr. Macias, Community Organizer
  • Max Ramirez, Community Activist
  • Melanie Saldarriaga, Student Leader
  • Migdalia Davila, Business Owner
  • Miguel Abad, Business Owner
  • Miguel Amaral, Retired
  • Miguel Davila, Urban Planner
  • Mimi Quintero, Community Leader
  • Moises Cornejo, E.R. Paramedic
  • Monica Prado, Cuentales Magazine Owner
  • Moses Mora, Tile and Marble Instructor, BAC 13
  • Nayyara Suarez, Lawyer
  • Nelcy Quintero, Tax Preparer
  • Nora Edith Aguirre, La Pulga, LLC
  • Nora Luna, Program Manager
  • Nora Uribe, Ecuadorian Club in Las Vegas President
  • Norma Angelica Amezcua, Community Activist
  • Norma Tovar, Business Owner
  • Oliver Ramos, Hermanos Ramos Circus
  • Olivia Diaz, City of Las Vegas Councilwoman
  • Omar Mendoza, Tile Finisher Instructor, BAC 13
  • Oscar Delgado, City of Reno Councilman
  • Pablo Antonio Castro, International Vice President at Las Vegas Walk of Stars
  • Pablo Leos, Organizer, OPCMIA 797
  • Patricia Hovey, Community Activist
  • Pedro Gutierrez, Business Owner and Community Leader
  • Perla Arias, Community Activist
  • Perla Sanchez, Mental Health Professional
  • Ramiro Navas, Culinary Workers Union 226
  • Reina Del Carmen Velis, Central American and Mexican Committee of Las Vegas President
  • Reyna Alvarez, Community Activist
  • Ricardo Mosquera, Business Owner
  • Robert Herrera, Assistant Business Manager, IBEW 357
  • Rodolfo Alberto Romero, Business Owner
  • Rodrigo Gonzalez Yanez, Community Leader
  • Ronnie Young, IBEW 357
  • Rosa Castillo, Director of Miss International Community USA
  • Rosario Cardenas, Community Activist
  • Rosemary Q. Flores, Community Leader
  • Rosita Morales Peralta, Language Services Professional
  • Rosy Garcia, Business Professional
  • Ruben Ruiz, Nicaraguan Social Club Director
  • Sandra Salinas, Business Owner
  • Sandra Valdez, Psych Rehab Worker
  • Sandra Willis, Business Owner
  • Saray Loera, Artist
  • Selena Torres, Nevada Assemblywoman and Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus
  • Susie Martinez, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Nevada State AFL-CIO
  • Sylvia Lazos, UNLV Law Professor
  • Teresa Benitez-Thompson, Nevada Assembly Majority Leader
  • Teresa Swantson, Insurance Business Owner
  • Tony German, Community Activist
  • Veronica Guisler, Administrative Professional
  • Victoria Gomez, Student Leader
  • Vince Saavedra, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Southern Nevada Building Trades Union
  • Virginia Velasquez, Business Agent, Bartenders 165
  • Wilbert Sotomayor, Community Activist
  • Xenia Tecanhuehue, Community Leader
  • Yarleny Roa-Dugan, Secretary Treasurer, SEIU 1107
  • Yolanda Valencia, Community Activist
  • Zoila Sanchez, Realtor
  • Zoraida Caldera, Venezuelan Cultural Foundation

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