Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Javier Palomarez, USHCC President, Says Sec. Julian Castro Could Become First Latino President


In his keynote address that concluded this year’s national convention, President and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), Javier Palomarez, asserted that the first Latino president was already among us. Palomarez was referring to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, who also addressed attendees of the convention this week.

“It was once said that the ‘First Hispanic president has already been born.’ Tonight I’d venture to say, that the first Hispanic president has already arrived. Thank you Mr. Secretary, for being with us!” said Palomarez on Tuesday night.

The annual convention touts an impressive record of gathering thousands of the nation’s leading Latino business owners and national leaders from the public and private sector. This year, the convention was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, a state that USHCC says has truly supported and invested in the growth of Hispanic-owned businesses and is now reaping the benefits of such a valuable investment in the Latino community.

Palomarez also noted that Castro’s positive track record as the Mayor of San Antonio and now as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development signals the tremendous promise of the young leader.  The USHCC leader said, “In a very real sense, Secretary Castro is now the access point to the American dream for literally millions of people living in this country.”