Morris Leads Black & Puerto Rican Caucus

January 15, 2016

The Black and Latino Caucus of the Connecticut General Assembly, a group made up of members from the House of Representatives and Senate, has announced its 2014/2015 leadership team.

Rep. Bruce Morris, who is House deputy speaker, is leading the caucus as chairman, and Rep. Hilda Santiago, assistant majority leader in the House, is the caucus vice-chair. Rep. Minnie Gonzalez will act as treasurer, and Rep. Matthew Lesser is secretary.

“The Black and Latino Caucus plays a very important role in shaping major policy initiatives, including education reform, and I am honored that my colleagues have chosen me to chair the caucus,” Morris said. “We have a significant number of experienced lawmakers, and our caucus takes its job seriously as we advocate for all people of Connecticut,” he said.

The caucus has many members who also serve in leadership positions in the House and Senate.