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Rep. Diego Espinoza

Rep. Diego Espinoza (AZ)

Rep. Diego Espinoza (AZ)

Representative José "Diego" Espinoza (AZ-19) is the West Region Chair of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators. Prior to his election on December 5, 2019 he served as a member of the NHCSL Executive Committee.

Rep. Espinoza is currently serving his second term in the Arizona House of Representatives. He previously served as a Council Member and Vice Mayor of Tolleson, Arizona

In 2007, Representative Espinoza opened Fuego Bar & Grill. His talents in marketing strategies, team building, and business administration has allowed the business to grow substantially over the years. As a pride point for Tolleson, Arizona, Representative Espinoza ensures this restaurant provides opportunities to give back to the community by hosting numerous events throughout the year.

To compliment his professional career, Representative Espinoza has earned a Total Quality Management Certificate, an Associate of Arts in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and is a proud graduate of Hispanic Leadership Institute-West and Leadership West.

Over the years, Representative Espinoza has served on numerous boards and commissions including:

  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
  • Board of Hispanic Caucus (Chair)
  • Arizona Latino Caucus
  • Native American Caucus
  • Commerce Committee Banking and Financial Services Committee
  • Maricopa County Community Development Advisory Commission
  • Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • National League of Cities and Towns
  • Hispanic Forum de Oeste
  • United States Green Building Council
  • Energy Star
  • Rebuild America
  • National Council for La Raza (now UnidosUS)
  • Tolleson Community Action Program Advisory Board
  • Tolleson Advisory Board Chair for the Salvation Army
  • Blessed Sacrament Event Coordinator
  • Teen Youth Council Mentor
  • Tolleson Service Committee
  • Tolsun Farms Block Watch