Imperial Valley Natives Honored by Assemblymember Garcia & CA Latino Legislative Caucus

Romo with Asm EGarcia Staff
IMPERIAL COUNTY- Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia joined the California
Latino Legislative Caucus in honoring two distinguished Imperial Valley
natives at this year's 2015 Latino Spirit Awards. The Latino Spirit
Awards were established in 2002 at the State Capitol in Sacramento to
coincide the state's acknowledgement of Cinco de Mayo and to highlight
positive role models in our community.

The Latino Caucus hosts the awards to celebrate individuals who have
demonstrated a commitment to empowering the greater Latino community in
their respective fields. The 2015 Latino Spirit Award honorees include:

· JUSTICE FRANCES MUÑOZ, Achievement in Law & Public Service

· NORTHGATE GONZALEZ MARKET, Achievement in Business & Philanthropy

· BLANCA RAMIREZ, Dynamic Youth Award

· *SERGIO ROMO, Achievement in Athletics

· MARIA ELENA DURAZO, Achievement in Public Service

· *JOSÉ R. PADILLA, Achievement in Law & Public Service

· ROLANDO HERRERA, Achievement in Business

"It's an honor to have recognized the achievements of two Imperial
Valley champions like Sergio Romo and Jose R. Padilla--who both grew up
in the Imperial Valley and are positive role models in both the athletic
and legal community. Today's awardees truly embody what it is to be a
visionary in our great state and they are to be commended for the work
they have done in their respective field and communities," stated
Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia.

The 14th Annual Latino Spirit Award ceremony took place on Monday, May
4, 2015 at the California State Capitol during the Assembly Floor