First Latina Chose Mayor Of Tucson
Gwen Aviles reports for NBC on the historical election of Regina Romero as Tucson first women as well as initial Latina mayor.”
“Previous Tucson City board participant Regina Romero was elected the city’s initial woman and also first Latina mayor. The Democratic lawmaker, who won almost 55 percent of the vote, beat out independent Ed Ackerly and Green Celebration prospect Mike Cease.
“We wish to alter the face of politics in Arizona, one city at a time … we have political leaders with originalities, we want to show the diversity of the state,” claimed Romero, 44, in an interview with the Spanish-language network Telemundo. In her project, Romero vowed to broaden economical housing in the city and also put Tucson on the path to be carbon neutral by 2050. A Mexican American and the child of migrant workers, she also guaranteed to promote for the city’s immigrant neighborhoods. Romero will now be the only Latina mayor in the country’s 50 most populated cities. While Tucson’s population is regarding 44 percent Hispanic, it has never ever chosen a Latina mayor.
Mexican-American business person, Estevan Ochoa, was elected mayor of the city in 1875, back when Arizona was just a region.”