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The make up of MCLA consists of 11 council members, 4 members of the Minnesota Legislature, and staff.  The MCLA members form the leadership of the organization.  Each member is appointed by the governor for a term of four years.  Members are appointed to represent each of the state’s eight congressional districts, and three additional at-large members are appointed; all with voting rights. 

The other unit of leadership within MCLA are the representatives from the Minnesota Legislature.  During each session, the leadership from the state Senate and House appoint two members from each chamber to serve on the council; all with voting rights.

Photograph of  Julio  Zelaya
Julio Zelaya
Congressional District 1
Appointed: June 2017/Expires: January 2021
Photograph of  Francisco  González
Francisco González
Secretary, Congressional District 2
Appointed: September 2015/ Expires: January 2019
Photograph of  Uriel  Perez Espinoza
Uriel Perez Espinoza
Secretary, Congressional District 3
Appointed: May 2014/ Expires: January 2022
Photograph of  Angelica  Klebsch
Angelica Klebsch
Chair, Congressional District 4
Appointed: June 2016/Expires: January 2020
Photograph of  Maria   Regan Gonzalez
Maria Regan Gonzalez
Congressional District 5
Appointed: June 2017/Expires January 2019
Photograph of  Monica  Segura-Schwartz
Monica Segura-Schwartz
Congressional District 6
Appointed: September 2015/ Expires: January 2019
Photograph of  Martha  Castanon
Martha Castanon
Congressional District 7
Appointed: March 2018/Expires: January 2022
Susana Pelayo Woodward
Congressional District 8
Photograph of  Sandra  Filardo
Sandra Filardo
At-Large Board Member
Appointed: June 2016/Expires: January 2020
Photograph of  Ruben   Vasquez
Ruben Vasquez
Treasurer
Appointed: June 2016/Expires: January 2020
Photograph of  Leticia  Guadarrama
Leticia Guadarrama
Vice Chair
Appointed: September 2015/ Expires: January 2019
Photograph of Senator Carla  Nelson
Senator Carla Nelson
District 26
Photograph of Senator Patricia  Torres Ray
Senator Patricia Torres Ray
District 63
Photograph of Representative Jon  Koznick
Representative Jon Koznick
Disctrict 58A
Photograph of Representative Tim  Mahoney
Representative Tim Mahoney
District 67A
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