Heck earns support of influential Latinos
National and Nevada Latino leaders recognize Dr. Joe Heck is the best choice for U.S. Senate in Nevada

As Hispanic Heritage Month wraps up this week, national and Nevada Latino leaders endorsed Dr. Joe Heck for the U.S. Senate over Harry Reid’s handpicked candidate, Catherine Cortez Masto.

Dr. Heck’s commitment to Nevada’s diverse communities is evident by his efforts to fix our broken immigration system, increase funding for career and technical education, make higher education more accessible and affordable, and working across the aisle to get things done for Nevada.

“I am honored by the support from Latino leaders here at home in Nevada and across the nation,” said Dr. Joe Heck. “Hispanics are an integral part of the American family, their contributions have enriched our culture, and their commitment to bettering America is a commitment I share. In the U.S. Senate, I will continue to fight for better schools, access to health care, more good-paying full-time jobs, and safe communities for all Nevadans.”

The list of Latino leaders endorsing Dr. Joe Heck follows an endorsement from the national Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute (HBRI) headed by the former administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Hector Barreto, as well as Nevada’s Asian American Group’s endorsement over Cortez Masto.

“Dr. Heck has earned the support of HBRI because he shares our vision – for the Hispanic community to consistently experience the best this nation has to offer, not just today but well into the future through economic and educational opportunities as well as quality, affordable healthcare,” said Hector Barreto.

Latino Leaders Endorsing Dr. Joe Heck

  • Peter Guzman, president, Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada
  • Alfonso Aguilar, president, Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles
  • Tony Alamo, Sr., Nevada businessman
  • Ruben Barrales, president, GROW Elect
  • Hector Barreto, president, Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute
  • Will Batista, Nevada community leader
  • Leo Benavides, Nevada community Leader
  • Adryana Boyne, national director, VOCES Action
  • Maria Caminero, president, Cuban Heritage Foundation
  • Arturo Castro, Jr., Nevada businessman
  • Arturo Castro, Sr., Nevada businessman
  • Gloria Castro, Nevada businesswoman
  • Maria Davis, Nevada businesswoman
  • Maria del Carmen, community Leader
  • Luis Fortuño, former Governor, Puerto Rico
  • Omar Franco, community leader
  • Jose Fuentes, former Attorney General, Puerto Rico
  • Joseph P. Galvan, Nevada businessman
  • Marilinda Garcia, House of Representatives, New Hampshire
  • David Griego, Nevada businessman
  • Salvador Gomez, businessman
  • Joe Hernandez, Nevada businessman
  • Julio Hernandez, president, Nevada Republican Hispanic Assembly
  • Julio Jauregui, Nevada businessman
  • Carmen Mahan, co-founder, Colombian Association of Las Vegas
  • Rosario Marin, former United States Treasurer, George W. Bush
  • Krissian and Jesus Marquez, business owners
  • Jackie Martinez, executive director, LinkedLove Foundation
  • Otto Merida, founder, former president, Latin Chamber of Commerce
  • Diana Monsivais, Nevada community leader
  • Darryl D. Morin, businessman
  • Artemio Muniz, chairman, Federation of Hispanic Republicans
  • Jerry Natividad, businessman
  • Laura Nowlan, Nevada businesswoman
  • Vera Ortegon, community leader
  • Javier Otero, Nevada businessman
  • Michael Parra, M.D., board member, Americans of Hispanic Heritage
  • Rosita Morales Peralta, Nevada community leader
  • German Posada, Nevada community leader
  • Teresa Ramirez, board member, Hispanics in Politics
  • Guillermo Retis, Nevada businessman
  • Ivonne Ramos Richardson, Nevada community leader
  • George Rivera, community leader
  • Sonia Rivelli, Nevada community leader
  • Mario Rodriguez, chairman, Hispanic 100
  • Samuel Rodriguez, president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
  • Libby Szabo, County Commissioner, Colorado
  • Ony Valdivieso, Nevada businesswoman
  • Massey Villarreal, former chairman, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Monica Youngblood, House of Representatives, New Mexico
  • Jake Zambrano, community leader

Cited: Dr. Joe Heck for U.S. Senate