Coalition seeks to increase Latinos in Lamont administration

November 24, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new coalition has been created to help match Connecticut Latinos within positions within Gov.-elect Ned Lamont’s new administration.

Organizers of the new Connecticut Latino Gubernatorial Appointments Task Force say they hope to provide the Democrat with access to hundreds of talented and qualified Latinos for senior level jobs, as well as appointed positions on state various boards, commissions, authorities and within the judicial system.

The coalition is led by state legislators, the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association, the Hispanic Federation of Connecticut and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. It plans to work with other Latino organizations across the state to collect resumes, which can be submitted by email to CTTaskforce@naleo.org.

Latinos account for about 16 percent of Connecticut’s population.

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