Historic start to 2017 — Latina Republican joins City Council

GOP’s Juana Dement Makes History as She’s Appointed to Tracy City Council

Latina Republican Juana Dement (pictured below) recently made history after being appointed to serve on the Tracy City Council. Juana joins another Latina Republican, Veronica Vargas, on the Council. Juana and Veronica made history as this is the first time two Latinas have ever served together on the City Council.

Councilwoman Dement e-mailed her gratitude to GROW Elect President Ruben Barrales after her appointment was finalized. “Thank you for your guidance and suggestions mentoring me through this process. I honestly don’t think I could have made it this far without your kind words.” GROW Elect is proud to have helped successfully guide Juana through the appointment process.



GROW Recruiting Candidates as 2017 Election Battles Underway

Local contests for 2017 are already underway across California. GROW Elect is heavily involved in supporting numerous candidates who are on the ballot in communities ranging from Monterey County to Los Angeles County. If you know of a qualified Latino Republican candidate for local office this Spring, please let us know or encourage them to contact GROW Elect. We are committed to building on our successes and continuing our tremendous momentum from the 2016 election cycle.



Mayor Alex Vargas Creates Economic Development – and Brewery Boom – in Hawthorne

GROW’s Alex Vargas, new Mayor of the City of Hawthorne in LA County, has already had a huge impact in turning around the troubled city finances and cleaning up the local government’s ethical messes. Now he’s focusing on economic development and job growth in the city by promoting Hawthorne as a destination for Micro-Brew aficionados. Vargas changed the city’s zoning laws and led the city in reaching out to local breweries. Hawthorne now has its first brewery and another is on the way with more likely to come. To read more about Hawthorne – and Mayor Vargas’ progress – in the LA Times please follow this link: http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-hawthorne-brewery-20161227-story.html


(Photo Credit: John Verive/Los Angeles Times)