GALEO Congratulates Leonard Gomez, Grantville City Council, for being elected to be the 1st Latino in Georgia to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem

GALEO Congratulates Leonard Gomez, Grantville City Council, for being elected to be the 1st Latino in Georgia to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580

January 23, 2015 (Atlanta, GA) –  GALEO congratulates the recent election of City Council member Leonard Gomez to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Grantville, making him the 1st Latino to serve in that capacity in the state of Georgia.

 

“GALEO certainly is proud of Council member Gomez and his success as an elected official.  He has always had community in mind and we know he is serving the City of Grantville well,” said Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO.

 

Mayor Pro-Tem Gomez said, “Being elected by my colleagues on the Council is a humbling honor for me.  The citizens believe and trust me to protect, to serve and to represent the city in a respectable manner.  Being the first Latino to have been elected as Mayor Pro-Tem in Georgia is also an honor and I will make sure that I can be an important voice for our communities in Georgia.  While I may be the first, I certainly will work hard to get other Latinos interested in public service and running for office all across our state.  By embracing all within our communities, we make our communities and state stronger.”

 

Gomez was originally elected to the City Council, Post 4, in 2013.  He has indicated that he was inspired to run for public office because of his participation in the GALEO Institute for Leadership and what he learned about the importance of community engagement.  After his election to the City Council of Grantville, Leonard Gomez also agreed to serve on the board of directors for GALEO.

 

To read more of his biography, please visit this link.
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