Cruz elected president of National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators

HARRISBURG, Nov. 23 – State Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Phila., was elected president of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators on Saturday at the organization's annual conference.

"This is a tremendous honor and an extreme privilege, and I could not be more ecstatic to hold this position and help guide the national discussion on Hispanic issues at the state level," Cruz said. "As the Hispanic population continues to grow in both Pennsylvania and around the country, we must bring forward issues that impact our Hispanic constituents, and there is no better time than now to formulate an aggressive strategy to achieve that."

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, founded in 1989, serves the mission of being the foremost organization serving and representing the interests of Hispanic state legislators from all states, commonwealths and territories of the United States.

Cruz is currently serving as vice president of the caucus and has previously served in the United States Hispanic Leadership Conference and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials.

"With so many issues facing our Hispanic citizens, including issues in housing, immigration, education and healthcare, we need a strong voice of support and I look forward to offering that," Cruz said. "I will work with the rest of the leadership team of Hispanic legislators from across the country and together, we can realize our shared goal of increasing the quality of life for all the Hispanic constituents we represent."