Democratic Reps. Susan Valdés (right) and Johanna López (left) hug during an Oct. 18, 2023 press conference about the needs of the Latino population in Florida. They hosted the conference at the state Capitol. Photo by Jackie Llanos / Florida Phoenix.
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Hispanic legislators have climbed to top leadership spots in the state during the past five years, with Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez and future House Speaker Daniel Perez paying homage to their Cuban heritage. Meanwhile, the Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus remains dormant.
The caucus went inactive after 2018, according to accounts from former members and roll
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