Press Release - McCain 2008 Announces Florida Hispanic Coalition Leadership
TALLAHASSEE, FL -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced the leadership of its Florida Hispanic Coalition. The coalition includes respected political, business and community leaders.
"John McCain has always been a strong advocate for Hispanics in Florida and across our nation," said Senator Mel Martinez. "John McCain recognizes the value and contributions Hispanics have made in America. He is someone who has always put this country first, and that's why he has my full support. The support of this coalition reflects his deep commitment to our community."
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen added, "As the first Hispanic woman elected to the United States Congress, I know first-hand the inspiration John McCain has provided to all Latinos. He is a patriot who strongly believes in the values that are important to our community."
Today, John McCain addresses the 25th annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in Washington, D.C., and next week he will make a historic trip to Colombia and Mexico.
Florida Hispanic Coalition Leadership
Honorary State Co-Chairs
Senator Mel Martinez
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart
State Senator Rudy Garcia
State Senator Alex Diaz de la Portilla
Speaker Marco Rubio
State Representative Anitere Flories
State Representative Rene Garcia
State Representative Marcelo Llorente
State Representative Carlos Lopez-Cantera
State Representative Juan-Carlos (JC) Planas
State Representative David Rivera
State Representative Julio Robaina
State Representative Marco Rubio
State Representative Trey Traviesa
State Representative Juan Zapata
John McCain, Press Release - McCain 2008 Announces Florida Hispanic Coalition Leadership Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/294603