WASHINGTON – Today, Latino Victory Fund endorsed Delmarina López for Chicopee Mayor. If elected, she would be the first Latina and first Afro Latina to hold this office.
Latino Victory Fund President & CEO Sindy Benavides released the following statement:
“Delmarina López is a passionate community advocate and devoted public servant that families in Chicopee deserve. In her bid for mayor, she brings with her an accomplished resume of serving her community that includes her current position as a Chicopee City Councilor, where she made history as the first person of color elected to a municipal seat in the city. She has demonstrated her commitment to her constituents and unwavering fight for equity that has earned her recognition as an honoree of Latino 30 Under 30 for El Mundo Boston last year.
“Demographics in Massachusetts are changing—and representation should reflect that. Projections indicate that, by 2035, Latinos in the state will number more than 1.15 million and represent more than 15 percent of the state population. Delmarina’s exciting candidacy exemplifies Latino Victory Fund’s mission to ensure that Latinas have a seat at every table where decisions are being made. With her proven track record of leadership, passion, and integrity, Delmaria is the best choice for Chicopee’s future, and Latino Victory Fund is proud to support her.”
The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee with the mission of growing Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government – from the school board to the Senate to the White House.