Latino Caucus Applauds Nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar as Next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

July 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO – In response to Governor Jerry Brown's nomination today of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar as the next Associate Justice of the State Supreme Court, Senator Ricardo Lara (D - Huntington Park/Long Beach), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and Assembly Member Luis Alejo (D - Salinas), Vice Chair of the Caucus, have issued the following statement:

"We applaud today's nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to the California Supreme Court. Given his extraordinary legal resume and commitment to public service we are confident he will have a distinguished career on our state's highest court. Indeed, he will bring a critical perspective, reliable judgment and even temperament to one of the most vital and challenging positions of service. Mr. Cuéllar's nomination will also add to the diversity of the Supreme Court which should reflect the diversity of our state, including its vast Latino population.

The Latino Caucus applauds Governor Brown on this selection of a talented, tested and accomplished public servant."


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