The DFL Latino Caucus has endorsed Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak in the governor’s race.
Said Erick Garcia Luna, chair of the DFL Latino Caucus:
“As mayor of Minneapolis, R.T. Rybak has consistently worked toward inclusiveness in a highly multicultural city. We are confident that as governor, he will lead the state of Minnesota based on the same principles: acknowledging the diverse composition of its population in order to move toward economic prosperity and social progress.”
In a statement, Rybak said:
“Our state’s rich cultural diversity is not tangential to why I am running for governor, it is central — and after many years of working with the Latino community, I am very honored to have the endorsement of the DFL Latino Caucus. My work as mayor has been focused on creating economic and educational opportunity for Minnesotans of all ages and backgrounds, and the Latino community in all its diversity has been a great partner in those efforts.
“The Latino Caucus represents one of the fastest-growing parts of the DFL Party and was an early and powerful force in delivering Minnesota for Barack Obama. I look forward to working with the caucus in the coming months to bring new voters both to the DFL caucus and convention process and to the polls, and to enhance Latino representation in the new Minnesota.”