Hudson County Clerk E. Junior Maldonado Reelected As NALEO’s 2023-2024 First Vice President

Hudson County, NJ: The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) met in New York City last week and inducted the upcoming Class of 2026 Board Members, as well as the new Officers for the 2023-2024 term, which included Hudson County Clerk E. Junior Maldonado who will serve another year as First Vice-President. The announcement was made in the Big Apple during their 40th Annual Conference held at the Marriot Marquis which included important notable speakers and distinguished guests. A special seminar was also presented by Steve Kornacki and there were several keynote addresses from presidential candidates Marianne Williamson, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, and Robert Kennedy, Jr.

The NALEO Board of Directors elected its current slate of Officers to serve an additional
one year for the 2023–2024 term:
– Miami-Dade County Commission for Women Board Member Lubby Navarro as
– Hudson County, New Jersey Clerk E. Junior Maldonado as First Vice President;
– New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera as Second Vice President;
– City of Downey, California Mayor Claudia M. Frometa as NALEO Secretary; and
– New Mexico Commission of Public Records Member Brian Colon as Treasurer

The new elected Board Members include:
– Illinois State Senator Omar Aquino;
– Texas State Senator Cesar Blanco;
– Manor, Texas Independent School District Board Trustee Ana Cortez;
– Rhode Island State General Treasurer James A. Diossa;
– City of Downey, California Mayor Claudia M. Frometa;
– City of Yorba Linda, California Mayor Eugene Hernandez; and
– City of Lawrence, Massachusetts Councilor Jeovanny Rodriguez.

Although seven new Members were elected, NALEO would like to thank those Board Members who ending their terms of service:
– Harris County, Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez;
– Former Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea;
– California Insurance Commissioner and Past NALEO President (2019–2022) Ricardo
– Canutillo, Texas Independent School District Trustee Armando Rodriguez;
– San Diego, California County Supervisor Nora Vargas; and
– Former Massachusetts State Representative Jeffrey Sanchez.

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials is a non-partisan leadership organization of the nation’s more than 6,800 Latino elected and appointed officials. They founded the NALEO Educational Fund in 1981 which is the nation’s leading 501(c) (3) non-profit , non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public services.

The Hudson County Clerk’s Office would like to congratulate all the new members who will serve alongside County Clerk Junior Maldonado. A gesture of appreciation is also extended to the outgoing members for their remarkable service and dedication to NALEO. Finally, a token of utmost gratitude goes out to all the speakers and participants, without whom, the event would not have been a great success.

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