LUPE PAC Announces Endorsement for Latinas Running for Local Office in the 2018 General Election; Recommends Bob Menendez for Senate
New Jersey- October 23, 2018– LUPE PAC proudly announces the endorsement of the following Latina candidates running for local office in the 2018 General election:
- Celeste Fernandez: Atlantic County Freeholder-At-Large – Countywide (Atlantic County)
- Ileana Montes: Mountainside Town Council – Local (Mountainside, Union County)
- Alana Cueto: Perth Amboy City Council – Local (Perth Amboy, Middlesex County)
- Marilou Villacis: Perth Amboy City Council – Local (Perth Amboy, Middlesex County)
- Cindy Matute-Brown: West Orange Town Council – Local (West Orange, Essex County)
“It is with great enthusiasm that our board has voted to endorse and support these five Latina candidates who are breaking barriers by raising their voices on matters of importance to their local communities,” stated Patricia Campos-Medina, President of LUPE PAC. “As we continue to expand our resources to help elect Latinas to public office all across New Jersey, we strongly feel that women voices are needed in our public discourse and local elected bodies to bring common sense, new ideas, respect and empathy to solving the crucial challenges facing New Jersey voters.”
In addition to endorsements in local races, LUPE PAC board voted to recommend Sen. Robert Menendez for re-election to the United States Senate. “Senator Menendez has a record of standing up for New Jersey, for Latinos and for protecting our progressive values. We urge all Latinos to show up to the polls and make sure Nuestro Senador (Our Senator) Bob Menendez goes back to Washington, D.C. to stop President Trump’s attacks on women and our reproductive healthcare choices,” states Campos-Medina.
About LUPE PAC:
LUPE PAC is a bi-partisan political action committee whose mission is to increase Latina representation in NJ politics and government. LUPE PAC supports progressive leaders who stand up for an agenda that invests in Latina political leadership and advances critical issues that impact Latinas in NJ.