March 8, 2024

(Santa Fe, NM) – New Mexico Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales has been appointed by the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) to its Executive Committee, representing the West Region for the 2024-2025 term.  Morales’ participation in the new role will help the NHCSL set its policy and organizational agenda, and work with stakeholders to advocate on behalf of Hispanic communities.  Later this month, he will attend the organization’s leadership meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.

“I am honored to be selected for this important position of trust and responsibility with the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.  It’s an organization whose work I have long admired.  I look forward to helping in its efforts to grow and to promote more opportunities for Hispanics nationwide, especially in education, business, civil rights, healthcare and housing. In the course of my work as Lieutenant Governor and as a Senator, I’ve always tried to be an effective advocate for our Hispanic communities across New Mexico, and their issues,” said Howie Morales.

NHCSL President, Angela Romero, a Utah State Representative, said “one of my most important duties as President of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators is to recruit the most committed and proactive legislators that will help us build a national voice so we can promote a better quality of life for all. I’m thankful to have Lt. Gov Morales in our ranks and excited to see New Mexico’s strong participation and involvement in our Caucus continue throughout my tenure.”

The mission of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators is to be the foremost organization serving and representing the interests of Hispanic state legislators from all states. Website:

In addition to serving on the steering group of the NHCSL, Howie Morales is active in other prominent national groups including the National Lieutenant Governors Association, the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association, the Council of State Governments, and The Hunt Institute.