Marcelino Quiñónez will be the newest addition to the Roosevelt School Districtby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Jun. 08, 2012, under 2012 Arizona Elections, Hispanic Latino Vote, Independent voter centrist moderate swing vote, Mexican-American / Chicano political activism, Rise of Mexican-American / Chicano leaders as political realignment shapes in the southwest
Marcelino Quinonez will more than likely be the newest addition to the Roosevelt School District. He’s needed there and more Mexican-American leadership needs to arise in the greater southwestern part of the Country.
Please support or donate to his campaign today after you learn why you should support Marcelino below:
Marcelino Quiñónez is a proud C.O. Greenfield and South Mountain High School graduate. In 2007, he earned his BA in Theatre from Arizona State University, but recently returned to ASU to complete his MFA in Theatre Performance. Marcelino has starred in various theatre productions in the valley including the world premier of James Garcia’s “Voices of Valor” at Gammage Auditorium. From 2007 until 2011, Marcelino inspired countless South Phoenix students as a high school English and Drama teacher, while working at Espiritu NFL YET Charter school. He is proud to have prepared his students so that 78% of his final sophomore class passed the AIMS Test. As the current cohost of “En Confianza con Hugo Larios,” Marcelino has promoted civic engagement for the Phoenix community. He is the recipient of the 2008 AZHCC 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40 Award and The New Times Magazine’s Big Brain Award for his active participation in the community and the arts. He was on the cover TIME Magazine in an issue dedicated to the power of the Latino Vote. A firm believer in the political process, and the role we all play in it, Marcelino has canvassed every year since 2004. He’s knocked on doors, made phone calls, registered people to vote and encouraged political awareness through dialogue. He is the father of beautiful three year-old Mia Amor Quiñónez.