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December 17, 2015

Lorena González made history in November when she became the first Latina elected and sworn in to Seattle City Council, Position 9. She joined seven other Latinas elected to city councils for the first time in Renton, Wenatchee and Yakima this election year. González came from a family of farm workers and grew up in the central Washington community of Grandview, where a high school counselor told her that she was not college material. She talks with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna about overcoming those low expectations to eventually become a successful attorney, and breaking the glass ceiling in Seattle politics.


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