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Arturo Aleman

Arturo is active in Latino and Native American politics, Mr. Aleman began his career in politics at the age of 14 when he became the President of the Youth Auxilary of MAPA.  He was the co-founder of Union Civica y Cultural Mexicana in San Luis Obispo County where he graduated from Cal Poly State University in 1976.  Mr. Aleman was active in the environmental movement since 1972 and was the co-founder of the Hispanic Recreation & Leisure Services Association.  In 1980 he was the keynote speaker at the National Park Service Hispanic Heritage ceremonies.  Appointed by Governors Jerry Brown and Gray Davis, Mr. Aleman has remained in the forefront of the Latino environmental movement within government.  Having retired from state service in 2002, Mr. Aleman is now a consultant in organizational development.  He is currently the co-founder of United Latinos, Promoviendo Accion Civica and of the California Latino and Native American Leadership Council.