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: HermesLive.com, Barack Obama and Congressman Raul Grijalva