Democrats just elected a historic number of Latinos to Congress because our party is working hard on the issues that matter: expanding the middle class, fixing our broken immigration system and educating the next generation. Representatives Cuellar and Lujan are proven leaders — and they will bring the issues that are important to the Latino community front and center for our members and our candidates, while ensuring that we recruit and support strong Latino candidates and candidates who stand with the Latino community.
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Rep. Henry Cuellar, Texas’s 28th District
The son of Laredo migrant farm workers who put himself through college, Henry Cuellar is an experienced public servant who spent 14 years in the Texas State Legislature and served as Texas Secretary of State, before being elected to Congress in 2005. Cuellar represents Texas’s 28th district, and is a leading expert on trade and border security issues.
Rep. Ben Ray Luján, New Mexico’s 3rd District
Ben Ray Luján was born and raised in a small farming community in New Mexico, and was elected to serve the people of the 3rd district in 2008. He serves in the Democratic Leadership and as 1st Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and has worked to expand access to health care and build a clean energy economy.