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Hilda Solis

Hilda Lucia Solis is the 25th United States Secretary of Labor, serving in the Obama administration. She is a member of the Democratic Party and served in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009, representing the 31st and 32nd congressional districts of California that include East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.
Solis was raised in La Puente, California by immigrant parents from Nicaragua and Mexico. She gained degrees from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) and the University of Southern California (USC) and worked for two federal agencies in Washington, D.C. Returning to her native state, she was elected to the Rio Hondo Community College Board of Trustees in 1985, the California State Assembly in 1992, and the California State Senate in 1994. She was the first Hispanic woman to serve in the State Senate, and was reelected there in 1998. She became known for her work toward environmental justice and was the first female recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2000.
Solis defeated a long-time Democratic incumbent as part of getting elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, where she focused mainly on labor causes and environmental work. She was reelected easily to four subsequent terms. In December 2008, President-elect ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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From White House cabinet to county office: Why Hilda Solis is back home
2014-06-04
A few miles from where she lives, in a cavernous local labor union hall, Solis is shaking hands, teary-eyed and tired. The official results won't be in for hours, but the California polls just closed and the outcome has long been clear to anyone who's ...
(Washington Post (blog))
  1. Hilda Solis, Former Labor Chief, Wins Seat On Powerful LA County Board of ...

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Hilda Solís a la cabeza en el Distrito 1
2014-06-04
Los primeros resultados de urna, daban por amplio margen la delantera a la ex secretaria del Trabajo, Hilda Solís como supervisora por el distrito 1 del condado, que abarca el este de Los Ángeles y el Valle de San Gabriel. Solís de 56 años tenía un ...
(La Opinión)
  1. Hilda Solis será supervisora del Condado de Los Ángeles
  2. Hilda Solís, nueva supervisora del condado de Los Angeles

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Candidates Hilda Solis, Juventino 'J' Gomez meet at forum for LA County Board ...
2014-05-30
With just four days until the election, the three candidates for the L.A. County Board of Supervisors 1st District have never met face to face in a public forum to distinguish themselves in front of voters. On Thursday, frontrunner Hilda Solis finally ...
(Pasadena Star-News)

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    Endorsement Hilda Solis for the 1st Supervisorial District
    2014-05-14
    L.A. County Supervisorial candidate Hilda Solis, center, is joined by supporters after getting the endorsement of current Supervisor Gloria Molina, right, during a press conference. L.A. County Supervisorial candidate Hilda Solis, center, is joined by ...
    (Los Angeles Times)
    1. Hilda Solis, with work, can be effective supervisor: Endorsement

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    LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina endorses Hilda Solis to succeed her
    2014-05-09
    Former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks during a news conference to announce a partnership between Facebook, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of State Workforce ...
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      New Small Business Administration Secretary Is Third Latina Cabinet Member In ...
      2014-03-28
      ... her well qualified to serve in this important role.” Only two other Latinas have ever held Cabinet positions -- Katherine Ortega, who was Treasury Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, and Hilda Solis, who was Labor Secretary in Obama's first term.
      (Fox News Latino)
      1. Latina Businesswoman Maria Contreras-Sweet Confirmed as Head of Obama's ...

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      Hilda Solis Endorses in California House Primary
      2014-02-24
      Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis endorsed attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes on Monday in the crowded primary field in California's open 31st District. Gomez Reyes is one of four Democrats running for the seat of retiring GOP Rep. Gary G. Miller — a race ...
      (Roll Call)
      1. Hilda Solis backs Eloise Gomez Reyes for Gary Miller's House seat
      2. Hilda Solis Endorses Eloise Gomez Reyes For Congress
      3. Endorsements divide Democrats in Inland Congressional race

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      Culture of Corruption Postscript: The Hilda Solis Files
      2014-02-12
      Put on your super-shocked faces, everyone: Former Obama administration official Hilda Solis, who is now running for yet another government position in Los Angeles, is embroiled in yet another union corruptocracy scandal. The Hope and Change hits just ...
      (Patriot Post)
      1. EXCLUSIVE: Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper Publishes Lawsuit ...

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      Culture of Corruption Postscript: The Hilda Solis Files
      2014-02-12
      Put on your super-shocked faces, everyone: Former Obama administration official Hilda Solis, who is now running for yet another government position in Los Angeles, is embroiled in yet another union corruptocracy scandal. The Hope and Change hits just ...
      (Town Hall)
      1. Former Obama labor secretary did not report union-funded private jet trips to ...

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