FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2014
PHOENIX, AZ — UNITE HERE Local 631 today endorsed Ruben Gallego for Congress.
“Ruben Gallego understands what working families are going through because he has lived it,” said Betty Guardado, Secretary-Treasurer of UNITE HERE Local 631. “As the son of working-class Hispanic immigrants and a combat veteran, Ruben knows what working Arizonans need from their member of Congress. Ruben has always stood by Arizona’s hotel and food-service workers, and we are happy to stand with him.”
UNITE HERE Local 631 represents hotel and airport food-service workers in Arizona.
ABOUT RUBEN GALLEGO
Ruben Gallego is the child of Hispanic immigrants, raised by a single mom on the South Side of Chicago. Ruben enlisted in the Marines while attending Harvard, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. After graduating, Ruben served a tour in Iraq as a Marine with Lima 3/25. Ruben’s Marine Corps unit saw some of the toughest combat of the war.
Ruben was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010 and became known for his tough stand against extreme legislation pushed by Republicans, helping lead the opposition to the discriminatory SB 1062. As a legislator he also led the push for Medicaid Expansion and secured in-state tuition for veterans. Ruben and his wife Kate live in South Mountain.