Meet Our Mentors

Connect with former and current Latino elected officials across the state of Iowa.

We must fight above our weight class to gain more political representation as aspiring elected officials. This means connecting, finding mentors, bouncing ideas across counties, and providing moral support. Reach out to former and current elected Latinos that have gone before. Listen to their stories. Tell your own story.

Are you a current or former Latino elected official?

Jose Zacarias

Muscatine County
Email: prietoazabache531@gmail.com
Offices held: School Board

Juanita Zavala

Wapello County
Email: j3zavala@gmail.com
Phone: (641) 814-2218
Offices held: School Board

Jamet Colton

Story County
Email: jcolton241@gmail.com
Phone: 515-250-0511
Offices held: School Board

Karina Hernandez

Muscatine County
Email: khernandez@marshalltown.k12.ia.us
Phone: 913-272-9778
Offices held: School Board

Kyrstin Delagardelle Shelley

Polk County
Email: kyrstin.shelley@gmail.com
Phone: 563-370-1387
Offices held: School Board

Emilia Marroquin

Buena Vista County
Email: emarroquin@udmo.com
Phone: 712-291-5952
Offices held: School Board

Zachary Bales-Henry

Polk County
Email: zbh@cbdsm.com
Phone: 515-494-7772
Offices held: City Council

Raul Martinez

Sioux County
Email: r_martinez279@yahoo.com
Phone: 712-631-0729
Offices held: City Council

Perla Alarcon-Flory

Woodbury County
Email: alarcon_flory@yahoo.com
Phone: 712-898-5263
Offices held: School Board

Heather Anderson

Polk County
Email: heathera69@gmail.com
Phone: 515-783-8983
Offices held: School Board

Rita Vargas

Scott County
Email: RVa115@aol.com
Phone: (563) 508-5858
Offices held: Recorder

Karyn Finn

Black Hawk County
Email: karynfinn2@gmail.com
Phone: (319) 610-0501
Offices held: School Board

Rob Barron

Polk County
Email: rxbarron@gmail.com
Phone: 515-778-2961
Offices held: School Board