News Release
For Immediate Release
February 4, 2019
Contact: Jean Nakano

NALEO to Honor Board of Equalization Vice Chair Antonio Vazquez

Sacramento - Board of Equalization (BOE) Vice Chair Antonio Vazquez will be honored along with California's four other Latino state constitutional officeholders by the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Education Fund at a reception at the California Museum, 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Vazquez is the first Latino elected to the BOE since its inception in 1879.

"It's a tremendous honor to be recognized along with my fellow Latino state constitutional officeholders," said Vazquez. "I commend NALEO Educational Fund for their commitment and ongoing efforts to expand the political influence of Latinos throughout California and the nation."

In addition to Vazquez, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will be recognized at the event.

Founded in 1981, NALEO Educational Fund is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

Elected on November 6, 2018, Board Member Antonio Vazquez is the Third District Member of the California State Board of Equalization, representing more than 9.5 million residents in Los Angeles, a portion of San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. Vazquez previously served on the Santa Monica City Council for over 10 years, including holding the offices of Mayor Pro Tempore in 2015 and Mayor in 2016.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board that serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes.

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation and is not considered written advice under Revenue and Taxation Code section 6596. Changes in law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the BOE at 1-800-400-7115.