Latino Victory Fund Names Key Staff
The Latino Victory Fund (LVF) -- a progressive PAC co-founded by Eva Longoria Baston, which works to grow Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government -- has made two key hires and made two promotions as it prepares for the 2020 presidential cycle. Javier Gamboa has come on board as Communications Director. He was most recently the Hispanic Media Director for the DCCC, where for the past two election cycles, the University of Wyoming graduate led their communications for Hispanic media. He was also a leading strategist for the DCCC's unprecedented $30 million investment in base engagement and turn out. His efforts helped to deliver a 174% increase in Latino early and absentee votes across the DCCC’s targeted races. Tomás Kloosterman has joined LVF as Digital Director. He most recently served as a Digital Advocacy and Social Media Strategist at Mothership Strategies. The American University graduate is currently pursuing his Master’s at the George Washington University. Mayra Macias has been promoted to VP. Before joining LVF, the South Side Chicago native was the Florida Democratic Party’s Political Director -- the first Latina to hold this position. Previously, she spent three years working for the Florida Democratic Party. The Yale University graduate previously worked with Teach for America in Miami. María Del Rosario González has been promoted to National Press Secretary. Before joining Latino Victory, González worked on Capitol Hill. She was also a reporter for The Rio Grande Guardian, an online political news publication specializing in Texas politics. The Texas A&M International University graduate, who has a Master’s from Texas State University, is fluent in English and Spanish. More here.