PRESS RELEASE from Romney for President, Inc.
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2007
CONTACT: Romney Press Shop

GOVERNOR ROMNEY ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO
THE NATIONAL HISPANIC STEERING COMMITTEE

Boston, MA Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced 29 new members of the Romney for President National Hispanic Steering Committee.  In June, the National Hispanic Steering Committee was announced with 40 members who have been advising Governor Romney on matters of importance to the Hispanic community.

"Every day, members of the Hispanic community make enormous contributions to America.  We are pleased that so many Hispanic leaders have joined our efforts and our team.  In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to continuing our already strong efforts to communicate our message of a stronger America to this critically important constituency," said Governor Romney.

Today's announcement is just the latest effort in Governor Romney's commitment to reaching out to the Hispanic community.  Governor Romney was the first Republican presidential candidate to announce a National Hispanic Steering Committee.  He has met with leaders from the Hispanic community and was recently the only Republican presidential candidate to attend the Republican National Hispanic Assembly's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.  Governor Romney's Spanish-language website is the only one of its kind in the Republican field, and he was the first candidate in either party to run a Spanish language ad.

Chairing Governor Romney's National Hispanic Steering Committee, Al Cardenas said, "I am very encouraged by Governor Romney's depth of understanding and support for our community.  His efforts have set the standard for presidential candidates.  As Chair of his Steering Committee, I am delighted with the continued support we are receiving from Hispanic leaders across our country."

New Members Of The Romney For President National Hispanic Steering Committee:

Luis Alvarez, Colorado
Isilio Arriaga, Florida
Yeda Baker, Virginia
Tomas Bilbao, District Of Columbia
Anna Cablik, Georgia
Jo-Ann Chase, Virginia
Paul da Costa, New Jersey
Ernesto de la Fe, Florida
Herman Echevarria, Florida
Sandra Figueroa Bast, Illinois
Teri Galvez, District Of Columbia
Ruben Garcia, California
Ivan Garcia-Hidalgo, Florida
Al Gonzalez, Missouri
Linda Gonzales, Texas
Reggie Gonzales, Texas
Pedro Gonzalez, Florida
Lorena Gonzalez McAlister, California
Sergio Gutierrez, Colorado
Jimmy Jimenez, Florida
Tomas Jimenez, Florida
Omar Mireles, Arizona
David Olivencia, Michigan
Arturo Ordaz, Michigan
Jose Perez, Georgia
Maurice Perkins, District Of Columbia
Jaime Ramon, Texas
Jerry Silva, California
Ralph Suarez, Florida

Previously Announced Members Of The Romney For President National Hispanic Steering Committee:

Chair Al Cardenas, Florida
Carlos Alfonso, Florida
Jorge L. Arrizurieta, Florida
Commission Chairman Bruno Barreiro, Florida
Carmen Bermudez, Arizona
Claudia Bermudez, California
Former Congressman Henry Bonilla And Sheryl Bonilla, Texas
Leonard Boord, Florida
Gloria Campos, Illinois
Rep. David Casas, Georgia
Alex Castellanos, Virginia
Dr. Alexandria Coronado, California
Dr. Nils Diaz, Florida
Andreina Figueroa, Florida
Rep. Anitere Flores, Florida
Rene Fonseca, Virginia
Steve Galvan, Illinois
Sen. Valde Garcia, Michigan
Alicia Gonzalez, Florida
Nicolas Gutierrez, Jr., Florida
Steven Llanes, New Jersey
Dr. Vinicio Madrigal, Louisiana
Juan Montalvo, Connecticut
Xavier Neira, Oklahoma
Amb. Roger Noriega, Kansas
German Ortiz, New Hampshire
Javier Ortiz, Georgia
Grace Ramos, Ohio
Joe Reyna, Utah
Mario Rodriguez, California
Rocky Rodriguez, Florida
Ignacio Sanchez, Maryland
Camille Solberg, Wisconsin
Maria Taxman, Missouri
Rep. Trey Traviesa, Florida
Fernando Valverde, Florida
Luis Velasco, California
Ray Velazquez, Florida
Jason Villalba, Texas
Massey Villarreal, Texas