SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the 2016 presidential election heats up, the prominence of Latino Americans as both a major constituency and in business and political leadership roles is on the rise. An estimated 13 million Latino-American votes will be up for the taking in November. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, a Spanish speaker, whose father is Spanish and Filipino, was recently ranked twenty-first on Newsmax’s national list of Top 50 Most Influential Latino American Republicans.
“When I heard I was ranked twenty-first, I asked my team if it was a Top 20 list,” joked Attorney General Reyes.
“I am humbled to be included in the company of such luminaries and leaders from the Latino Community and my party, several of whom are friends and mentors,” he added on a more serious note. “As someone raised with a diverse cultural heritage, I have a very personal understanding of the positive influence Latino Americans bring economically, spiritually, athletically, artistically and politically to communities across the country, including many cities and towns in Utah. To be named to this list is an incredible honor.”
In early 2015, Reyes was named as one of four Rising Stars by the Republican National Committee. Under his leadership, his office was honored by the prestigious Daniels Fund for ethics in government. The Reyes administration also won four Utah Best of State awards and the grand prize in the Public Sector category for restoring trust, honor and excellence to the office.
Newsmax’s list of the Top 50 Most Influential Latino American Republicans includes state governors, representatives, mayors, business community leaders, pundits and commentators.
ABOUT UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL SEAN REYES
The Honorable Sean D. Reyes is the 21st Attorney General and first ethnic minority elected statewide in Utah. Reyes has received wide praise for regaining public trust and successfully handling some of the most important cases in the state’s history. He has helped lead the fight on issues like human trafficking, in which he volunteered for an undercover assignment to take down a large child sex trafficking ring in South America. He has been lauded by legislators from both sides of the aisle for his work ethic and legal skill and won praise from the Governor, judges, law enforcement and everyday citizens for increased excellence and transparency in the office. For more information, visit seanreyes.com.