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Jesús "Chuy" García Names Chief of Staff

Jesús "Chuy" García Names Chief of Staff

IL Congressman-elect Jesús "Chuy" García has named Bill Velázquez as his Chief of Staff. Velázquez most recently Director of Partnerships and Deputy National Political Director at For Our Future -- a progressive DC PAC conducting voter contact and issue advocacy in MI, OH, PA, FL, WI, VA, and NV. The Bernie Sandersalumnus, who led the Independent Senator’s Latino outreach during his 2016 presidential campaign, spent 16 years at the Chicago Housing Authority where he led government and community affairs. The Carleton College graduate, who is fluent in both English and Spanish, joins García’s office as many back home are clamoring to hear his endorsement for Mayor of Chicago. Stay tuned. More about Velázquez here.

Meet Congresswoman-elect Sylvia García's New Chief of Staff

Meet Congresswoman-elect Sylvia García's New Chief of Staff

Joaquín Castro Will Chair Hispanic Caucus

Joaquín Castro Will Chair Hispanic Caucus