Grijalva emerges as contender for Interior Secretary — Richardson now leading candidate for Secretary of Commerce

November 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) is one of my favorite Latinos in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. He’s a big conservationist, a strong advocate for national parks and endangered species, and is very committed to social justice. Congressman Grijalva actually was a John Edwards supporter before switching to Barack Obama back in January (I actually liked Edwards too before it came out that he’s liar and a cheat). Thankfully, Grijalva is in the running for Interior Secretary in the new Obama administration. This son of migrant workers and former social worker would be an excellent choice.

As for Bill Richardson, he is now the top candidate for Secretary of Commerce according to The Wall Street Journal. While this cabinet position isn’t what he was ultimately hoping for, I am hopeful that he will be offered this job. Governor Richardson has been instrumental in expanding the film industry in New Mexico and has commenced some important tourism and public works projects in the state as well.

Photo Credit:, Barack Obama and Congressman Raul Grijalva

Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · John Edwards · Rep. Raul Grijalva

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tovangar // Nov 23, 2008 at 9:55 am

    This is great, but where are the Asians?

  • 2 Anna // Nov 23, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Great choice! Obama has many more Cabinet picks to make, and I’m sure there will be Asians too.

  • 3 Michaelr // Nov 25, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Latino or not, this is a great choice. So much of Raul Grijalva’s legislative efforts have been environmentally based. Hopefully, this happens.

  • 4 Jim DuMass // Oct 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Grijalva is trading favors with Utah to build more border fence in AZ,
    follow the money in H.B.1925, he also supports continuing to waive tariffs which would revert to 37.5 percent if Congress does not act before January 1, 2010.

    Your jobs are here in the US not China!

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