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TEAM

 "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much". ~ Helen Keller

We are not a team just because we work together, we are a team because we are pursuing the same purpose. We all believe on the mission of this club.  We are proud of our Hispanic Values and we are enthusiastic to share them with everyone. 

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MARIA GARCIA

President

Maria’s career is grounded in her personal commitment to conservative values, faith and a life of service to others. Public service began at the grassroots level: block walking and poll greeting, working three campaigns and working with other groups to encourage fiscal responsibility in Plano’s budget.  In 2019, she won the election to serve as Precinct Chair in District 21. Recognizing a
need to encourage Latino political participation, she started the first Hispanic Republican Club of North Texas (HRCNT).

 

The HRCNT was incorporated as a 501(c) 3 in 2018. It provides education, monthly speaker presentations, and the camaraderie necessary to encourage Latinos to engage in public service.
With her years of experience in Republican activities, Maria has the network necessary to bring Latinos into the political scene. Members had VIP seating at a President Trump rally in Dallas, collaborated with the Park City Republican Women’s Club to volunteer for a Donald Trump Jr. book signing, received training in public speaking and in parliamentarian rules of order, and engaged in a monthly family film series highlighting American values.

 

She has brought such notable speakers as Colonel Allen West, radio host Chris Salcedo, pastor Rafael Cruz, Director of Outreach at Texas Public Policy Foundation Rafael Bejar and Texas GOP Vice-Chair Alma Perez Jackson.

 

Maria regularly mentors those showing potential in public office and makes sure candidates are connected. She has also been successful in fund development for HRCNT activities. 


Born in Queretaro, Mexico, Maria migrated to the United States with her family when she was nine years old. Her life of service began at home by working in the fields from age 9 to 18. Maria’s early career included three years of fighting wildfires while earning an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Oregon.  Later she graduated
valedictorian with an Associate of Science degree in Surgical Technology and worked as a surgical technologist. Simultaneously, she managed to be a mother to two children and to be an apparel inventor.


The Hispanic Republican Club of North Texas continues to grow and make a difference in the community. Because of her selfless dedication and tireless efforts to promote conservative values, Maria received the County Chairman’s Award in January 2019 for Outstanding Volunteer Service.  At the award event, Matt Dixon, President of Plano Citizens Coalition and precinct chair described
Maria as “…an outstanding example of Grassroots activism, with the strength and responsibility to make a difference.”

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JUANITA ACEVEDO

Vice-President

Mom, Army Veteran, Conservative Christian.  Juanita joined the club as she wanted to make a positive impact with others of the same belief.  

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LYDIA ORTEGA

Treasurer

Lydia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She earned a B.S. in economics from Loyola Marymount University and an M.A. and  Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.  Lydia and her family moved to Plano in March 2019. She immediately jumped into grass-roots politics by knocking on doors, being a poll greeter and joining the Board of the Hispanic Republican Club of North Texas. Lydia plays an active role in providing economic information to the public through appearances on public affairs panels, local radio and news reports. 

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VERONICA KING

Secretary

Veronica serves as the Club’s Secretary and has sat on various community boards in Texas and Oklahoma. She (along with her husband) currently own and operate two business spanning over 15 years. She works as the office administrator and head of marketing for the businesses. As an award-winning writer and artist, she
is in the process of writing a novel and is also ghostwriting a business book.

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ROSE YOUNG

Membership VP

Bio coming soon.

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ED CABALLERO

Board Member

Bio coming soon.