LATINO VICTORY FUND

Despite making up 17% of the population, Latinos represent only one percent of all elected officials. The Latino Victory Fund is working to change that by endorsing qualified candidates based on values and viability criteria. The Latino Victory Fund supports candidates that reflect Latino values and will be champions for our community.

For national office (President or Vice President of the United States), because of the visibility of these offices and the importance of maximizing Latino political power nationwide, the Latino Victory Fund may endorse non-Latino candidates who have demonstrated an especially broad base of support among the Latino community. The Latino Victory Fund awaits the time when there will be a viable Latino candidate for national office who embraces the full range of Latino values.

We need your help to start a movement that builds power in the Latino community so the faces and voices of Latinos are reflected at every level of government and in the policies that drive our country forward. Contribute today!

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2016 CANDIDATES

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Hillary Clinton

Presidential Candidate

Hillary Clinton has served as secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor, activist, and volunteer –and now — current candidate for President of the United States of America.. 

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Catherine Cortez Masto

Candidate for U.S. Senate – Nevada

Catherine Cortez Masto is the granddaughter of a Mexican immigrant and exactly the type of leader we need in the U.S. Senate to fight for Nevada and Latino families. As the Attorney General of Nevada, she was known as a problem solver. She will do the same in the Senate focusing on expanding the middle class, raising the minimum wage, passing comprehensive immigration reform, and ensuring everyone has access to a quality education. 

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Loretta Sanchez

Candidate for U.S. Senate – California

A product of public schools, Rep. Loretta Sanchez knows from personal experience how government policies and programs, when effective, can profoundly benefit the lives of disadvantaged families and help them achieve the American Dream. In her 19 years as a member of congress, Rep. Sanchez has supported policies that strengthen working families including: increasing the minimum wage, funding for infrastructure projects that create jobs, access to quality and affordable healthcare, and increased opportunities for a better education.

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Nanette Barragán

Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
California, Congressional District 44

As the first Latina to serve on the Hermosa Beach City Council, Nanette Barragán knows what it means to have an authentic voice at the table. Nanette will be a champion for Californians and the Latino community and she will continue to fight for the issues that will benefit us all. She is exactly the kind of leadership we need to get Congress back to work.

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Salud Carbajal

Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
California, Congressional District 24

Salud Carbajal served eight years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, including active duty service during the 1991 Gulf War, while also working in various roles with several Santa Barbara based non-profit organizations and local government. Salud has a long record of standing up for what’s right, and it’s going to take that kind leadership to fight on our behalf in Congress.

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Lou Correa

Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
California, Congressional District 46

Lou is a product of the Anaheim public school system, and holds a degree in Economics from California State University, Fullerton and a JD and MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before getting elected to the California State Senate, representing the 34th District, Lou served on the CA State Assembly and then on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Lou has a proved record of supporting top Latino issues such as public safety, health, ensuring the affordability of higher education, and taxpayer equity for all residents.

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Adriano Espaillat

Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
New York, Congressional District 13

Adriano Espaillat is a ranking member of the New York State Senate. Prior to becoming a state senator, he served in the New York State Assembly and was the first Dominican-American elected to a state legislature when he first won his seat in 1996. Throughout his tenure as a public servant, Espaillat has been a vocal advocate for protecting tenants, improving schools and making serious, smart investments in economic development, job creation and environmental protection. As a congressman, Senator Espaillat will bring new energy to Washington and will be a steadfast champion for working- and middle-class New Yorkers. He will fight for a fair living wage, immediate and effective investments in affordable housing, meaningful criminal justice reform, infrastructure improvements, expanded youth programs and better educational opportunities. He will continue to be a champion for issues important to our community and our country.

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Pete Gallego

Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
Texas, Congressional District 23

Pete Gallego was born and raised in the small West Texas town of Alpine. Pete’s parents made sure he learned the value of hard work by having him work in the family restaurant while growing up. That hard work ethic would pay off later when he graduated from Sul Ross University in two years while holding down three jobs. He also carried that into the Texas Legislature where he served for over two decades, and his term in Congress. Pete had a long record of getting things done for his constituents by always being willing to put the needs of his district ahead of any political considerations. We need Pete’s hardworking mentality back in Congress to champion issues important to Texas and Latinos.

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Emilio Huerta

Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
California, Congressional District 21

Emilio J. Huerta is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley and currently lives in Bakersfield, CA. Emilio witnessed firsthand the organizing leadership of his mother, Dolores Huerta, and Cesar Chavez, and has committed his life to the service to others. As a civil rights attorney he has dedicated his more than 20-year career to improving the lives of working men and women. Before college, Huerta served as a labor negotiator, representing farmworkers throughout California who won their right to organize and collectively bargain under the Agricultural Labor Relations Act. He served as a Court Appointed Child Advocate (CASA), general counsel of the Cesar Chavez Foundation, and is a national representative for the United Farm Workers union. Throughout his career, he has helped establish primary health care clinics in low-income areas in California and develop more than $400 million in affordable housing across the United States. Huerta earned his undergraduate degree from California State University Bakersfield and a Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.

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Ruben Kihuen

Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
Nevada, Congressional District 4

Born in Mexico, State Senator Ruben Kihuen was the first Mexican immigrant elected in Nevada to any public office. Kihuen and his family immigrated to the United States in search of a better life. Learning his work ethic from his parents who worked as a field laborer and a maid, he worked to pay his way through college. In 2007, at 25, Ruben stepped up to run for office and defeated a well-funded incumbent for a seat in the state assembly. After serving two terms, he ran for the state senate becoming one of the youngest senators in modern Nevada history. While in office, he fought to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, ensure equal pay for equal work and make college more affordable. He also sponsored and passed legislation to provide drivers licenses for undocumented workers and to fully fund English language learners programs.

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Darren Soto

Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
Florida, Congressional District 9

During his time in both chambers of the Florida legislature, Darren Soto passed legislation that has greatly improved the lives of Latinos and immigrants in the Sunshine State. Darren knows how to building strong coalitions and work across party lines to get work done for his constituents. This is the strong type of leader we need in Washington to get Congress back to work.

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Brady Piñero Walkinshaw

Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, Congressional District 7

State Representative Brady Piñero Walkinshaw was born in Washington State and raised by his father, who runs a non-profit focused on agricultural education, and his mother, an immigrant from Cuba, who teaches English language learners in the public school system. Brady’s career has focused on economic development, agriculture and poverty. He was appointed to represent the 43rd district in the Washington State House in 2013, and in 2014 he won the election to retain his seat. In the legislature, Brady has sponsored bills to protect renters, to address the heroin and opioid use epidemic, and to reform our criminal justice system. He has built strong relationships with colleagues to move legislation in a government divided between parties and plans to bring that work ethic to Congress.

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Rep. Crisanta Duran

Candidate for Colorado General Assembly – District 5

Crisanta, the Majority Leader of the Colorado House of Representatives, is in her third term representing House District 5 in central Denver. She is a sixth-generation Coloradan with a law degree from the University of Colorado and bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. During the 2015 session, her first as Majority Leader, she lead a strong bipartisan support for Colorado Ready to Work, an eight-bill package she coordinated to boost business and connect more Coloradans to careers. Before being elected to the caucus leadership, she was chairwoman of the legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee (JBC). Rep. Duran’s signal achievement during the 2013 session was the enactment of a law making the in-state tuition rate at state colleges and universities in Colorado available to all students, regardless of immigration status, who graduate from high school in Colorado after attending for at least three years. Rep. Duran serves on the board of the National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials and the Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs.

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Tony Vargas

Candidate for Nebraska State Legislature – District 7

Tony Vargas is the son of Peruvian immigrants who worked in manufacturing. He began his career as a public school teacher. Since then, he has worked in the non-profit and education sectors, striving to improve the quality of education of thousands of children across the United States. Currently a member of the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education representing the communities of downtown and South Omaha, Tony serves more than 52,000 students and 86 schools across the city. In this role, he has been a tireless advocate for closing the achievement gap, addressing systemic inequities, and for increasing parent and community engagement. A first generation college student, Vargas earned his Bachelors of Arts degree at the University of Rochester and a Master’s in Education at Pace University. If elected, Tony will be the only Latino in the Nebraska Legislature.

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