FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

La Raza Roundtable endorses Teresa Alvarado for County Supervisor

Press conference scheduled for 10am, Friday, April 26th

SAN JOSÉ — La Raza Roundtable de California has endorsed Teresa Alvarado for Santa Clara County Supervisor in the June 4th special election to replace former Supervisor George Shirakawa, Jr.

The endorsement will be formally announced at a press conference Friday, April 26th, at 10 a.m. at Alvarado Campaign Headquarters, 1692 Story Rd., San José, CA 95122. This event will feature comments from La Raza Roundtable Co-Founder Victor Garza as well as numerous community and elected leaders.

For more than 20 years, La Raza Roundtable de California has been the leading advocate for public policy, equality, social justice, and leadership development in the Chicano community. This inclusive organization brings together highly respected community organizations, community leaders, elected officials, and private and public sector representatives for a monthly forum to discuss issues affecting the community, including juvenile justice reform, education, workforce, childcare, and public services. The emphasis of their mission is improving the quality of life for Chicanos/Raza.

Teresa Alvarado is one of San José’s most active civic leaders. She is the daughter of Santa Clara County civil rights pioneer and Spanish-language radio announcer, José J. Alvarado, and former San José Councilwoman and County Supervisor, Blanca Alvarado. A trained engineer, community advocate, committed environmentalist, and government reformer, Teresa has served in leadership roles in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.