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A Political and Electoral History of Hispanics in Austin and Travis County 1948 - 2020

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by: Alfredo Santos
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Publication Date: August 29, 2020
Book Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 234
Binding: Perfect Bound
Color: Black and White
ISBN: 9781648586088
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Book Synopsis
This book, A Political and Electoral History of Hispanics in Austin and Travis County 1948 - 2020 contains the names of the over 400 Hispanics who have run for elective office in the last 72 years in Travis County. Included are the offices sought, votes received, party affiliations, and election outcome. Also contained in the book are samplings of campaign literature, interviews with selected candidates and stories about the the many attempts to win a seat at the public policy table. This publication should serve as a valuable reference for those seeking to do further research on the Hispanic community in Travis County.
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About The Author
Alfredo Rodriguez Santos c/s was born in Stockton, California in 1952 and grew up in Uvalde, Texas. A high school drop out, he worked in the agricultural fields of Minnesota, North Dakota, California and Texas before switching to the fields of academe. He earned his Associate of Arts degree from San Joaquin Delta College in 1972 and his bachelors degree from the University of California - Berkeley in 1974.

He has done did graduate work at the University of Notre Dame, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Delaware and The University of Texas at Austin. He earned a masters degree from Sul Ross State University, Rio Grande College in 2002. Twice he was awarded Ford Foundation Fellowships during his academic career. Santos is also a certificed locksmith having graduated from the Locksmithing Institute in Little Falls, New Jersey in 1973.

After having worked as a labor organizer for the United FArm Workers of America, school teacher in Houston, La Pryor, and Uvalde, Texas, a locksmith, a taxicab driver in Houston for 10 years, a waiter, a college instructor and a journalist, he currently heads up a group called MACED (Mexican American Center for Community and Economic Development) which is the holding group for La Voz Newspapers, Nopalito PRESS and the Southwest Texas Oral History Center. He serves as the editor-in-chief of La Voz Newspapers which is co-found with this mother, Molly Santos in 1990.

In his spare time he enjoys playing the guitar, reading bools that he has been dragging around for years, sitting in the swimming pool o en el rio where he does his best thinking, and spending time with his family. He also enjoys getting into good trouble. He has run for political office three times and has been the plaintiff in a Federa; lawsuit, which he won. (Santos v. City of Houston) The book you hold in your hands is his fourth book.