Electing more Iowa Latinos, one council and board at a time

by Mar 23, 2018News

MARSHALLTOWN, Ia. — I sat across the table from Jose Zacarias and Maria Mayorga.

Zacarias, 60, already is ingrained in local politics as a city councilman and school board member in West Liberty. More than 30 years ago he left his native Mexico, where he had been trained as a lawyer. But in the United States he has worked a variety of jobs, including safety technician, barber and baker…