Saturday, April 20, 2024

Hilda Solis has been selected to serve as Secretary of Labor

Democratic Congresswoman Hilda Solis of California will be Barack Obama‘s pick for labor secretary as the president-elect fills the last open positions in his Cabinet, a labor official told The Associated Press on Thursday. Hilda Solis is the first Latina that has been selected to serve on Barack Obama’s cabinet.

Solis, is the daughter of Mexican and Nicaraguan immigrants. She has been the only member of Congress of Central American descent. She just won a fifth term representing heavily Hispanic portions of eastern Los Angeles County and east LA.

Huffington Post

Associated Press