When I first read about Jaime Herrera Beutler, I thought she was male since most Latinos I know named “Jaime” (aka James for you folks who don’t speak Spanish) are men. But perhaps Jaime’s parents didn’t consider the Spanish pronunciation of her name or they simply don’t speak Spanish anymore, and that’s ok. Most Latinos born in the US are English dominant. Anyway, she is the first Latina congressional representative from Washington State, is 32 years old and is a Republican.
I hadn’t heard Herrera Beutler speak on camera until today, so I thought I would share this clip with you. I found it in this article, which mentions that she recently added her husband’s name to her own even though she’s been married for over two years according to her wikipedia page. Her additional surname is pronounced “Butler”. I’m sure people will speculate why she waited this long to change her name. In my view, usually the women who want to take their husband’s name do so rather quickly, but she’s certainly a busy woman with her own ambitions.
So what do you think gente?