AUSTIN–A Rio Grande Valley legislator who switched parties recently is now heading a new Hispanic Republican caucus aimed at reaching out to those constituents in the GOP.
Aaron Pena, who is from Edinburg, is the chair of the Republican Hispanic Conference. The newly formed group is composed of six Hispanic legislators as well as other state representatives that serve districts with large Hispanic populations.
The members are Pena along with the five other Republican members of Hispanic descent in the Texas House of Representatives. They are Jose Aliseda of Beeville, Dee Margo of El Paso, Larry Gonzales of Round Rock and Raul Torres of Corpus Christi.
This group was formed to address issues important to the Hispanic population of Texas, acting as a counter voice to the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC), which is often the Democrat Party’s caucus for Hispanic issues.
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