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Biden appoints 3 AZ Latinas to key roles

The appointees had served in roles on the Biden-Harris campaign. Two appointees will go to U.S. Department of Agriculture, while the other heads to the Commerce Department

Gloria Montaño Greene

Three Arizona Latinas have been named to high-level roles in the Biden-Harris administration.

Gloria Montaño Greene was named Deputy Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cynthia Aragon, former chief of staff for the House Democrats in the Arizona Legislature, is now the White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Commerce. And longtime Coconino County Board of Supervisor Liz Archuleta has been named Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Archuleta was the first Latina to serve on the Coconino County Board of Supervisors and has been in that role for 24 years.

Montaño Green most recently served as deputy director for legislative affairs for Chispa Arizona, which is program of the League of Conservation Voters and a LatinX community advocate for cleaner air and water through community organizing. She previously served as state executive director of the Farm Service Agency in Arizona and before that had been chief of staff to Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ).

In addition to being chief of staff for House Democrats, Aragon also served as the political director for Joseph Biden’s campaign in Arizona.

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