Conn. Hispanics to mark political milestones

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Elected Hispanic officials and representatives from the state's Hispanic community and national organizations are marking the political milestones made in Connecticut during the most recent election.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is holding a news conference on Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, where she will unveil the state's new Hispanic voter registration statistics. Merrill also plans to mark the election of Connecticut's first Hispanic state senator, Andres Ayala, currently a state representative from Bridgeport.

State Rep. Robert Sanchez of New Britain, State Rep.-elect Hilda Santiago of Meriden and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, members of the Connecticut Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials are also scheduled to be on hand for Tuesday's event.

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