List of Latino Republicans

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The following is an alphabetically ordered list of notable Latino members of the United States Republican Party, past and present.


Jose Aliseda (current District Attorney Bee, McMullen and Live Oak Counties; former State Representative, Texas and former Bee County Judge)

  • Romana Acosta Bañuelos (former U.S. Treasurer, first Hispanic sub-cabinet official)
  • José Celso Barbosa (medical doctor, sociologist, political leader, founder of Republican Party of Puerto Rico)
  • Jon Barela (former Congressional candidate from New Mexico)
  • Gustavo Barreiro (Florida State Representative)
  • Hector Barreto (former SBA Administrator)
  • Claudia Bermúdez (businesswoman and former GOP congressional nominee)
  • Henry Bonilla (former U.S. Congressman from Texas)
  • George P. Bush (attorney, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former Mexican national Columba Garnica Gallo of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico)


Ted Cruz, Junior Senator from Texas




Luis Fortuño, 9th Governor of Puerto Rico


Alberto Gonzales, 80th Attorney General




  • Tirso del Junco (former chair, California Republican Party and former chair, Republican National Hispanic Assembly)



Raúl Labrador, Congressman from Idaho's 1st District


Susana Martinez, 31st and current Governor of New Mexico
* Anthony Melé,[1] 2010 Republican Nominee, New York 17th Congressional District,[2] Puerto Rico statehood advocate,[3] Chairman, 65th Infantry Honor Task Force [Borinqueneers], [1] US Army veteran, Businessman, Vice Chairman, New York State, Latino National Republican Coalition  [4]


  • Joe Negron (former Florida State Representative)
  • Roger Noriega (former Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Representative to the OAS)
  • Antonia Coello Novello (former U.S. Surgeon General)
  • Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff (Colorado State House District 47 Representative - Republican)


  • Fernando Oaxaca (Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ford; one of five founders and the second president of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly)
  • Katherine D. Ortega (former U.S. Treasurer)
  • Adelina Otero-Warren (early 20th century New Mexico suffragist, public official and congressional candidate)
  • Héctor O'Neill (Mayor of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico)



  • John Quinones (former Florida State Representative, Osceola County Commissioner)


Marco Rubio, Junior Senator from Florida
  • Sean D. Reyes(current Utah Attorney General)
  • David Rivera (former U.S. Congressman from Florida and former Florida state Representative)
  • Lionel Rivera (Mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado)
  • Luis Rivera (businessman, government, chairman of political committees, radio shows, TV show, horse racing)[citation needed]
  • Ramon Luis Rivera (former Mayor of Bayamon, Puerto Rico)
  • Ramon Luis Rivera Jr. (current Mayor of Bayamon, Puerto Rico)
  • Thomas Rivera Schatz (former President of the Puerto Rico Senate)
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (U.S. Congresswoman from Florida, first Latina in Congress)
  • Marco Rubio (U.S. Senator from Florida and former Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives)
  • George Rivera (former Colorado State Senator, Senate District 3 - Republican)


Brian Sandoval, 29th and current Governor of Nevada
  • Felix Sabates (businessman and philanthropist)
  • John Sanchez (Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico and former state representative and gubernatorial nominee in New Mexico)
  • Leslie Sanchez (political pundit)
  • Brian Sandoval (Governor of Nevada and former U.S. Attorney and Nevada Attorney General)
  • Jorge Santini (former Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico)
  • Jon Secada (singer and songwriter)
  • Libby Szabo (Colorado State House District 27 Representative, Republican)






  • none registered



  • Javier Zabala (Georgia Business Man/Future Congressman)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Anthony Melé for Congress 2012". Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  2. ^ New York Board of Elections 2010
  3. ^, retrieved 2015-09-26  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Latino National Republican Coalition of Rockland County". Retrieved 2015-09-26. 

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