Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
June 14, 2006
Contact: Tiffany Champion, (210) 733-6604

Senator Van de Putte delivers keynote address for Latino Leaders Luncheon Series(TM)

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte served today as the keynote speaker at the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series(TM), at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Senator Kenneth McClintock, President of the Senate of Puerto Rico, introduced Senator Van de Putte to an audience of more than 200 guests. Previous speakers for the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series(TM) have included U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Mickey Ibarra & Associates host this quarterly event to provide an opportunity for Latino leaders to discuss key issues in the Hispanic community. Verizon Communications and The Coca-Cola Company are co-sponsors of the 2006 Latino Leaders Luncheon Series(TM).

"We were delighted to welcome the first Latina President-elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to our luncheon series," said Mickey Ibarra. "During a period when Latinos are finding their voice on the national political scene around the issue of immigration, it is of critical importance to have Hispanic representatives active in government at all levels. Senator Van de Putte is an inspiration to many Latinos for her strong advocacy in Texas on a broad range of issues and will be a welcome ally at the helm of the NCSL."

For media related inquiries please contact Tiffany Champion at (210) 733-6604.