President Barack Obama has named an administration liaison to the nation’s Hispanic community as the director of his Domestic Policy Council, the White House announced.
Cecilia Munoz has been serving as director of intergovernmental affairs for the White House, coordinating with state and local governments. She succeeds Melody Barnes, who stepped down last year. The director of the Domestic Policy Council coordinates policy making and supervises the execution of domestic policy, the White House said in a statement.
Obama said in the statement that Munoz “has done an extraordinary job working on behalf of middle class families.”
Before joining the administration, Munoz was an executive at the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic civil rights advocacy group. Obama is counting on turnout and support from Hispanics in his re-election bid this year.
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