Young Latino Professionals in GOP Leadership

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Join the Texas Latino GOP PAC at Taqueria del Sol on June 11 at 6 pm to hear from dynamic young Latino professionals serving in Republican leadership. We are excited to have Maverick County Chairman Freddie Arellano, joined by Rosenberg City Council member Jacob Balderas and Alvin CIty Council member Joel Castro. Come hear their stories and messages of involvement, leadership, and the importance of engaging the latino community. 2020 is just around the corner and we must mobilize and engage latinos. Latinos are conservative, come learn why!

June 11, 2019 at 6pm - 7:30pm
Taqueria del Sol
8114 Park Place Blvd
Houston, TX 77017
United States
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Freddie Arellano became a Republican because of the 2016 election. Like many other millennials he thought Hillary Clinton was the best candidate, because she would be the first woman president. As he researched arguments to use against those who opposed her, he realized that she stood against the things he believed in, as did the Democratic party.

Ever since then he has been helping elect Republicans to office and working to turn his Blue county Red by telling people the differences between the Democrats and Republicans.

He hopes more hispanic teens like himself will #WalkAway from the Democrat party and learn why being Republican is the best choice.

Freddie was also the youngest GOP chair in the state of Texas, assuming the mantle on his 18th birthday!

Jacob Balderas was born in El Campo, Texas to two immigrant parents who came to this country fleeing communist dictatorships in Latin America. Jacob's family moved to Rosenberg, Texas when he was 5 years old, and he's lived there ever since.

In 2017, Jacob was elected to the office of Rosenberg City Council At-Large Position 1, becoming the youngest elected official in Fort Bend County history; he was the youngest elected official in the State of Texas for 11 months.

Jacob is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, and plans to attend the WCJC Police Academy in August 2019, and ultimately hopes to earn a Law Degree from South Texas School of Law.

Joel Castro began his work in the community as a volunteer helping with local events and political campaigns while a student at Alvin High School. Upon graduation in 2017, Joel became an active member of the Republican Party of Brazoria County.

In November of 2017, Alvin City Councilman Chris Sanger resigned from office; several prominent leaders in the community asked Joel to run for the unexpired position.

After long discussions and much prayer, Joel realized that his vision for the city and his passion for the people would be an asset on Alvin City Council and he decided to run.

To many people's amazement, Joel was elected to fulfil the unexpired term on City Council -- at the age of 18 -- defeating two opponents and winning a runoff.

His first term expired in 2019 and Joel campaigned to keep his seat on the council. Recognizing that Joel had been a voice for all people and a fighter for the taxpayers, the citizens of Alvin re-elected Joel to his first full 3-year term. He won with the largest margin of all the races in Brazoria County.

Joel is a precinct chair for Brazoria County Republican Party, a member of Brazoria County Young Republicans, and was a delegate to the RPT state convention. He is in the process of creating Northern Brazoria County Pachyderm Club.

Michelle Gamboa ·