Candidate Endorsement: Romero For Tucson

The Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee is proud to endorse Regina Romero, an ambitious and accomplished Latinx councilwoman and current Democratic nominee for mayor of Tucson, Arizona.

Like many members of our caucus, Regina Romero comes from a bilingual and bicultural family of immigrants. Educated at the University of Arizona, she has been fighting for years on behalf of Tucson’s Latino community and working class families. As an ally of our advocacy, she is a staunch defender of pro-environment, pro-education, and pro-choice policies. Twelve years ago, Romero broke the glass ceiling when she was sworn-in as the first woman to represent the Tucson City Council’s First District. In her bid to become the next mayor of Tucson, we believe that the city will be safer, cleaner, fairer, more sustainable, and better able to provide good-paying job opportunities to working-class families.

Outstanding evidence of Ms. Romero’s meaningful actions includes:

  • Advocating for permanent protection of environmentally-friendly open spaces, and safeguarding the right to public water access of the Tucson Water Service and nearby reservoirs;
  • Fighting for investments and projects to stimulate job creation in places like the Cushing Street Bridge, the San Agustín Market, the West End Station, the Monier Apartments, the relocation of Caterpillar, and the Complete Streets project;
  • Leading the approval of the “No Border Wall” resolution which prohibits the city of Tuscon from hiring any company that benefits from the construction of the Trump Border Wall;
  • Standing up for Tucson’s workers and Latino families by establishing a Cesar Chavez paid holiday; and
  • Opposing the infamous SB1070 legislation which allowed for racial profiling in Arizona.

The Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee stands with legendary labor leader Dolores Huerta, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Tribal leaders, school board members, and numerous other notable Americans by lending our full support to Regina Romero for Tucson’s next mayor. Overseas Americans have a chance to make history by requesting your ballot (in English or Spanish) as soon as possible to elect Tucson’s first woman and first Latina mayor. On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, we urge all voters registered in Tucson to be the difference-maker in this important local election.