WE, the Latino Democrats of Prince George's County (LDPGC), are excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2023 with a United States Senate Candidate Forum focused on showcasing the growth and contributions of Prince George's County and the region's Latinos. The LDPGC recognizes the significance of highlighting our community's diverse needs and concerns. Engaging in constructive dialogues that delve deeper into the pressing issues facing our diverse population is essential with the upcoming election. OUR GOAL is to provide a platform where the candidates can present their positions on matters that profoundly impact Latinos in Prince George's County, approximately 20.9% of the county's population, and all residents. OUR MISSION for this event is to allow attendees to actively participate in the democratic process, where we can collectively shape policies that address our diverse population's concerns and ensure that all voices are heard.
Our Emcee & Moderators
The LDPGC has carefully selected our media personalities, who have been invited to lead our event. We are proud of the seasoned press from local, state, and national politics who have agreed to join us. Each of our hosts has unique backgrounds, collectively covering half a century of news reporting.
Master of Ceremonies
Alberto Pimienta is a reporter for Noticiero Telemundo 44, a division of NBCUniversal, which airs on WZDC, the local station serving the Spanish-speaking community in the Washington, D.C. Area. Before, Mr. Pimienta was with Spectrum News covering Congress and the White House. He is an Emmy Award Winning Anchor and Reporter.
William J. Ford
Wiliam Ford has worked as a newspaper reporter for more than 20 years. He currently works for Maryland Matters covering state government and politics. Prior Mr. Ford has covered Prince George’s County and other local news in the District of Columbia area for The Washington Informer. He is a member of the Black Press.
Patricia Villone has more than three decades of experience at Prince George’s County Cable Television News, as the Senior Reporter and News Anchor. While she covers many issues, her specialty is environmental, cross-cultural and legislative issues. In addition, she used to produce a Spanish-language television program about Latino issues.
Maryland's next elected United State's Senator will not only affect the lives of Latinos and immigrants in Prince George's County and the State of Maryland but also make decisions that will impact our entire country.
(Candidates are listed by the alphabetical order of first name.)
We are excited to introduce you to the esteemed organizations supporting our upcoming United States Senate Candidate Forum: Together We Thrive.
We cannot do this alone and are proud to announce our "Champions," Changemakers," "Advocates," and "Friends" who join us in making this monumental event successful.
Our sponsors understand the value of "Together We Thrive."
In no particular order.
- 21st District Delegation: State Senator Jim Rosapepe, Chairs, State Delegate Joseline Peña-Melynk and State Delegate Ben Barnes, and State Delegate Mary Lehman
- Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee
- Oscar Gregory Photography
-JM Web Design
- Minara Construction
- Prince George’s County State's Attorney Aisha Braveboy
- Law Office of Victor R. Ramirez, LLC
- State Delegate Deni Taveras, District 47
- Council Chair Briana Urbina, City of New Carrollton
- Mayor Celina Benitez, City of Mt. Rainier
- Dr. Gabriela D. Lemus
- Council Member Kony Serrano Portillo, Town of Edmonston
- Mayor Rocio Treminio-Lopez, City of Brentwood
- Prince George’s County Council Chair Tom Dernoga, District 1
- Prince George’s County Council Member Eric Olson, District 3
- Prince George’s County Council Member Jolene Ivey, District 5
- Council President Joseph Solomon, City of Hyattsville
- Joe and Carmen Camacho
- State Delegate Julian Ivey, District 47
- Prince George’s County Clerk of the Circuit Court Mahasin El Amin
- Nicholas and Bo Blessing
- State Delegate Diana Fennell, District 47
- Anonymous, Hyattsville
- Anonymous, Edmonston