Here’s How to Reach Latino Members of Congress

Latinos in Congress and Senate

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By Elle Meyers

June 3, 2020

The 116th Congress, elected in 2018, features the largest class of Latino leaders in U.S history.

The House of Representatives increased its number of Latino leaders from 34 to 38 total members in the 116th Congress, up by four leaders than the previous class. Four Latinos continue to serve in the Senate. 

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The Americano put together an overview of each of these members and how to reach them.

Senate 

Marco Rubio – (R) Florida

Rubio previously served as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. He was first elected to be a senator in 2011. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 224-3041

Email him here.

Catherine Cortez Masto – (D) Nevada

Cortez Masto was previously Nevada’s Attorney General from 2007 to 2015. She was first elected to be a senator in 2017. Visite her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 224-3542

Email her here.

Robert Menendez – (D) New Jersey

Menendez previously served as a representative for New Jersey’s 13th district. He was first elected senator in 2006. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 224-4744

Email him here.

Ted Cruz – (R) Texas

Cruz previously worked in different capacities within the government, serving as Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission from 1999 to 2003. He has been a senator since 2013. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 224-5922

Email him here.

House of Representatives

Raul Grijalva – (D) Arizona, District 3

Grijalva represents the southwestern portion of the state including part of Tucson. In the House, he serves on the Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce Committees as well as the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Grijalva serves as the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Grijalva was first elected in 2003. Visit her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-2435

Email him here.

Ruben Gallego – (D) Arizona, District 7

Gallego represents Phoenix and surrounding areas like the eastern portion of Glendale. In the House, he serves on many committees, including the House Armed Services and Natural Resources committees along with serving as the Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus and the First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Gallego has been representing his community since 2015. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-4065

Email him here.

Salud Carbajal – (D) California, District 24

Carbajal represents a southwestern part of the state that includes all of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, and part of Ventura County. In the House, he serves the Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure and Armed Services Committees. Carbajal was first elected in 2017. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-3601

Email her here.

Tony Cardenas – (D) California, District 29

Cardenas represents parts of the north-central San Fernando Valley, including the city of San Fernando and communities like Van Nuys, Pacoima, and Panorama City. In the House, he launched the Connecting the Americas Caucus and serves on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cardenas was first elected in 2013. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-6131

Email him here.

Pete Aguilar – (D) California, District 31

Aguilar represents San Bernardino County along with Rancho Cucamonga in the southern part of the state. On the Hill, he serves as the Vice-Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, as well as the Chief Whip of the House Democratic Caucus. Aguilar has been representing his community since 2015. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-3201

Email him here.

Grace Flores Napolitano – (D) California, District 32

Flores Napolitano represents parts of Los Angeles County, including El Monte and the eastern part of Glendora. She currently serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources and is the founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus. Flores Napolitano was first elected in 2013. Visit her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-5256

Email her here.

Jimmy Gomez – (D) California, District 34

Gomez represents parts of Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles, including neighborhoods like Boyle Heights, City Terrace, Highland Park, and Mount Washington. In the House, he is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Vice-Chair of the Future Forum, along with serving as the Assistant Whip of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Gomez was first elected in 2017. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-6235

Email him here.

Norma Torres – (D) California, District 35

Torres represents portions of the Inland Empire, including communities like Chino, Fontana, Ontario, and Pomona. In the House, she serves on the House Appropriations and Rules Committees, along with the Homeland Security Committee. Torres was first elected in 2015. Visit her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-6161

Email her here.

Raul Ruiz – (D) California, District 36

Ruiz represents the eastern portion of Riverside County, including parts of Joshua Tree National Park. In the House, he serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee. Ruiz was first elected in 2013. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-5330

Email him here.

Linda Sanchez – (D) California, District 38

Sanchez represents the eastern portion of Los Angeles County and part of Orange County. In the House, she serves on the Ways and Means Committee and the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. She is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the LGBT Equality Caucus, where she serves as Vice-Chair. Sanchez was first elected in 2013. Visit her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-6676

Email her here.

Gil Cisneros – (D) California, District 39

Cisneros represents portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties, which includes areas like Fullerton, Anaheim Hills and Rowland Heights. He is a member of the House Committee on Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committee. Cisneros was first elected in 2018 and is serving his first term. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-4111

Email him here.

Lucille Roybal-Allard – (D) California, District 40

Roybal-Allard represents an area south of Los Angeles and includes Downey, East Los Angeles and Paramount. In the House she is the founding co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care and she is a member of the Congressional Hispanic, LGBT Equality and Progressive Caucuses. Roybal-Allard was first elected in 2013. Find out more here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-1766

Email her here.

Nanette Diaz Barragan – (D) California, District 44

Diaz Barragan represents the area of South Los Angeles that stretches down to Long Beach. In the House, she serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and subcommittees that focus on energy, the environment, and climate change and health. Diaz Barragan was first elected in 2017. Visit her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-8220

Email her here.

Lou Correa – (D) California, District 46

Correa represents portions of Orange County that includes Anaheim and Santa Ana. In the House, he serves on the Homeland Security Committee and is a member of the Cyber Security, Hispanic, and New Americans caucuses. Correa was first elected in 2017. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-2965

Email him here.

Mike Levin – (D) California, District 49

Levin represents areas in the northern coastal areas of San Diego County which include Oceanside, Vista and Carlsbad. In Congress he serves on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Committee on Natural Resources. He also is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Safe Climate Caucus and the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Levin was first elected in 2018 and is serving his first term in office. Find out more here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-3906

Email him here.

Juan Vargas – (D) California, District 51

Vargas represents all of Imperial County and the most southern portions of San Diego County that run along the U.S-Mexico border. On the Hill, he is a member of the Committee on Financial Affairs and the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is also a member of the Small Business Caucus and Rare Disease Caucus. Vargas was first elected in 2013. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-8045

Email him here.

Darren Soto – (D) Florida, District 9

Soto represents an area that stretches from eastern Orlando to Yeehaw Junction. In Congress he is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as the Natural Resources Committee. He is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congenital Heart Caucus. Soto was first elected to office in 2017. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-9889

Email him here.

Mario Diaz-Balart – (R) Florida, District 25

Diaz-Balart represents a district in the southern part of the state that includes Hialeah, LaBelle and Clewiston. In Congress he is a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and is a ranking member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee. Diaz-Balart has represented district 25 since 2013. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-4211

Email him here.

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell – (D) Florida, District 26

Mucarsel- Powell represents the western portion of Miami-Dade County that includes the Florida Keys and Homestead. On the Hill she is a member of the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. She is also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Gun Violence Prevention Caucus. Mucarsel-Powell was first elected in 2018 and is serving her first term in office. Visit her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-2778

Email her here.

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Jesus “Chuy” Garcia – (D) Illinois, District 4

Garcia represents portions of Cook County. He is a member of the House Financial Services Committee and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and serves on the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Equality Caucus. Garcia was first elected in 2018 and is serving his first term in office. Find out more here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-8203

Email him here.

Albio Sires (D) New Jersey District 8

Sires represents a district that includes portions of 15 municipalities including Fairview, Belleville and Guttenberg. On the Hill he serves on the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Sires has been representing district 8 since 2013. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-7919

Email him here.

Xochitl Torres Small – (D) New Mexico, District 2

Torres Small represents the southern half of New Mexico including Las Cruces, Roswell and the southern quadrant of Albuquerque. On the Hill she is a member of the Armed Services Committee and the Homeland Security Committee. She also serves on the Rural Broadband Task Force and the Air Force Caucus. Torres Small was first elected in 2018 and is serving her first term in office. Visit her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-2365

Email her here.

Ben R. Lujan – (D) New Mexico, District 3

Lujan represents the northern half of New Mexico, which includes Santa Fe. He currently serves as the Assistant Speaker in the 116th Congress, which makes him the highest ranking Latino leader in Congress. He also is a member of the Hispanic Caucus and the Native American Caucus among others. Lujan was first elected in 2009. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-6190

Email him here.

Nydia Velazquez – (D) New York, District 7

Velazquez represents an area of New York City that includes sections of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. She is a senior member of the Financial Services Committee and a member House Committee on Natural Resources. She is also a member of the Democratic Caucus and the Urban Caucus. Velazquez was first elected in 2013. Visit her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-2361

Email her here.

Adriano Espaillat – (D) New York, District 13

Espaillat represents a portion of Upper Manhattan and the western portion of the Bronx. He currently serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Espillat is also a member of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus and the Congressional Foster Youth Caucus. Espaillat was first elected in 2017 and was the first formerly undocumented immigrant to serve in Congress. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-4365

Email him here.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – (D) New York, District 14

Ocasio-Cortez represents a New York City district that includes the eastern part of the Bronx and section of north-central Queens. She serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and is a member of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. After a historic campaign, Ocasio-Cortez was first elected in 2018 and is now serving her first term in office. Visit her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: 202-225-3965

Email her here.

Jose Serrano – (D) New York, District 15

Serrano represents a New York City district that includes the Bronx and Yankee Stadium. On the Hill he is a member of the House Appropriations Committee. Serrano was first elected to serve district 15 in 2013. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-4361

Email him here.

Antonio Delgado – (D) New York, District 19

Delgado represents a New York state district that includes the Hudson Valley and the Catskills region. In the House, Delgado serves on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He also is a member of the Affordable Prescription Drug Task Force and the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Delgado was elected to his first term in 2018. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-5614

Email him here.

Anthony Gonzalez – (R) Ohio, District 16

Gonzalez represents a district that includes rural communities east of Akron and a portion of the western suburbs of Cleveland. In the House, Gonzalez serves on the House Committees on Space and Technology and the Committee on Financial Services. Gonzalez was first elected in 2018. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-3876

Email him here.

Vicente Gonzalez – (D) Texas, District 15

Gonzalez represents a thin district in the far south area of Texas. On the Hill he serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee and on the Financial Services Committee. He is also a member of the Congressional Renewable Energy Caucus and the Small Business Caucus. Gonzales was first elected in 2017. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-2531

Email him here.

Veronica Escobar – (D) Texas, District 16

Escobar represents a district that includes the city of El Paso and surrounding areas. In Congress Escobar serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee. She is also a member of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus and the LGBT Equality Caucus. Escobar was first elected in 2018. Visit her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-4831

Email her here.

Bill Flores – (R) Texas, District 17

Flores represents a narrow district in central Texas that stretches from Waco to Bryan-College Station. On the Hill, Flores serves on the Congressional Army Caucus and the Congressional Natural Gas Caucus. Flores has been representing district 17 since 2011. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-6105

Email him here.

Joaquin Castro – (D) Texas, District 20

Castro represents a district that includes the western half of San Antonio and Bexar County. On the Hill Castro is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Education and Labor. He also serves as the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Common Ground Caucus. Castro, who made a run for president in 2020, was first elected in 2013. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-3236

Email him here.

Henry Cuellar – (D) Texas, District 28

Cuellar represents a district that includes a strip in the most southern portion of Texas. It begins just south of San Antonio and extends down to the U.S Mexico border. In Congress he serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is the chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. Cuellar has been representing district 28 since 2005. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-1640

Email him here.

Sylvia Garcia – (D) Texas, District 29

Garcia represents a district that covers the eastern portion of the Houston area. On the Hill Garcia serves on the Judiciary Committee and the Financial Services Committee. She is also a member of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus and the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Garcia was first elected in 2018 and is serving her first term. Visit her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-1688

Email her here.

Filemon Vela – (D) Texas, District 34

Vela represents a district on the Gulf Coast between Brownsville and Corpus Christi. On the Hill he serves on the Committee on Agriculture and the Armed Services Committee. Vela was first elected in 2013. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-9901

Email him here.

Jaime Herrera Beutler – (R) Washington, District 3

Herrera Buetler represents a large district that extends from the southernmost portion of Washington State up to Olympia. On the Hill she serves on the U.S. Joint Economic Committee and the House Committee on Appropriations. She was first elected in 2011. Visit her website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-3536

Email her here.

Alex Mooney – (R) West Virginia, District 2

Mooney represents a district that stretches from the Ohio river border to the border with Maryland. On the Hill he is a member of the House Financial Services Committee. He also serves on the Coal Caucus and Arthritis Caucus. Mooney was first elected in 2015. Visit his website here.

Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-2711

Email him here.

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