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WOBURN — With Hispanic Heritage Month drawing to a close Thursday, Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons stressed the importance of taking a break from the fall campaigning season to reflect on and celebrate the contributions made by Hispanic Americans throughout the course of history.
“The roots of this month date back to 1968, but the contributions from Hispanic Americans date back hundreds of years,” Lyons said. “From the founding of St. Augustine, Fla., America’s oldest city established 25 years prior to the settlement of Jamestown, and to the great Hispanic community today, there would be no America if not for our Hispanic pioneers.”
Lyons highlighted contributions from Hispanic-American Republicans, including U.S. senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, current Republican National Hispanic Assembly Chairwoman Betty Cardenas, and U.S. representatives Mario Díaz-Balart (Florida), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Washington), and Mike Garcia (California), among others.
“The Republican Party would not be where it is today without the public service from these great Hispanic-Americans,” Lyons said. “We are incredibly thankful for the contributions Hispanic-Americans have made throughout history, and are especially proud to have honored them this month.”