Phoenix, Arizona – Cafe Con Leche Republicans is pleased to endorse George Benavides for State House of Representatives, Legislature District 20.
George has an exemplary record of public service, starting as a decorated Viet Nam Air Force veteran, and has worked for and with local, county, state and federal leaders, including the Arizona Department of Revenue, the Maricopa County Assessor Office, Maricopa County Community Colleges District, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), and the Arizona State Board of Equalization (SBOE).
George’s solid record public service includes the Maricopa County Board of Equalization (1993); Arizona State Board of Equalization (SBOE – 2001 – 2011); Served as a Hearing Officer to Maricopa County; Pima County; Pinal County; Yavapai County; Mohave County; and Navajo County; City of Glendale Housing Authority (Vice Chair – 2002); and (volunteer as the Chairperson – 2002) of the Glendale Sister Cities Program.
George has been a life-long Republican, and was very active in the Republican Party of Texas. He was one of the first Hispanics elected to the Texas presidential electoral college, and worked on the campaigns of President George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.
George has solid conservative values and is very pro-business and can be expected to promote Arizona and grow our economy. We believe his background as both a life-long conservative Republican and Hispanic gives him a unique perspective, and the ability to reach out beyond the traditional GOP base in Arizona. He is already an exemplary leader with deep knowledge of how government works – and sometimes doesn’t work – and we heartily endorse George Benavides for Arizona State House of Representatives, Legislature District 20!
About Us – Cafe Con Leche Republicans is a national organization of Republicans who welcome “New Americans”, defined as immigrants and family of recent immigrants. Our mission is to make America and the GOP, more welcoming to “New Immigrants” through political activism, “in-reach” and education within the Republican Party, and lobbying government to adopt more immigrant friendly policies. We also seek to bring more conservative and moderate “New Americans” to the Republican Party. These efforts will strengthen the GOP, and lead more Republicans to embrace welcoming policies for immigrants and their families. We have chapters in Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Nevada, and California. Our members and leadership are predominantly Hispanic, though we define ourselves by mission and guiding principles, not ethnicity, and we welcome all who share our goals. Our leadership is 100% Republican.