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NOV 14, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Carlos Menchaca Will Be New York City's First Mexican-American Council Member

NEW YORK (AP) — When someone asked longtime community activist Joel Magallan a couple of years ago when New York City would see its first Mexican-American elected official, he figured it would take another decade. Then along came Carlos Menchaca. The 33-year-old community organizer, a Texas transplant-turned-Brooklyn resident, put together a coalition of ethnic and community groups — with Mexican mothers in his neighborhood as some of his most enthusiastic volunteers — unions and progressive organizations that helped him unexpectedly defeat a Democratic incumbent in the primary for a city ... Read More

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