Educated. Empowered. Elected.

Educating and Empowering Iowa’s Next Generation of Latino Elected Officials.

About Us

Connect to A Support System of the Under-Represented

Come alongside us in the creation of a new reality for Latino politics in Iowa. Latinos make up 6 percent of Iowa’s population, but hold less than 1 percent of electoral seats in the state. The Latino Political Network exists to empower and enable the next generation of Latino officials. It will provide the tools, resources, and connections for us fight above our own weight class.

Latinos hold fewer than 20 of the more than 7000 elective offices in Iowa.

Iowa has never elected a Latino to the state legislature or statewide office.

Only one school district in the entire state of Iowa lacks Latino enrollment.

Who Is The Latino Political Network?

The LPN is made up of impassioned, empowered, and determined Latino officials, former officials, and aspiring Latino officials coming together to change the landscape of Latino political representation.

But it’s not an easy task. For many Latinos the network, skills, and confidence needed for a successful campaign are all lacking. This is where the LPN steps in with mentoring, coaching, and support.

Recent News

The Latino Wild Card for Winning Iowa

Most of Des Moines is as White as the October snow. But La Placita, in the northeast part of Iowa’s capital city, is colorful, with murals depicting mariachi bands next to Latin boutiques, bakeries and groceries. It’s the capital within the capital for the budding...

“Latino Voices Together” gala highlights the need for Iowa Latinos in public office

A Des Moines non-profit is encouraging more Latinos in Iowa to run for public office in the state.

Saturday, the Latino Political Network held a gala in Des Moines to recognize Iowa Latinos who currently hold public office throughout Iowa and to inspire more to run for elected positions. Throughout the evening, current elected officials spoke in support of Latinos who are running for school board, city council, and other positions statewide.

New organization pushes for more Latino elected officials

  Noticing a lack of Latino elected officials in the state of Iowa, two Des Moines residents plan to launch a new initiative to shed light on the issue...

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Support the Empowerment and Education of Latino Officials

Your generosity will help to benefit Latinos, the State of Iowa, and assist LPN’s efforts to:

Find and prepare more Latinos to run for office, leading to greater voter registration and civic involvement.

Increase represented perspectives, generating a broader outlook on Iowa’s future.

Diversify the pool of local elected office holders, inspiring the Latino community to become more politically- and socially-involved.