White House plans first Hispanic summit in Maryland

The White House will host its first Hispanic summit in Maryland in Montgomery County next week, county officials said.

White House officials and local Hispanic leaders will come together June 16 at Montgomery Blair High School to discuss various policy issues, such as the economy and health care.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D), Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) and County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) will attend. Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro (D-Midcounty), the county’s first Latina council official and a member of a White House Hispanic commission, helped spearhead the conference.

The state’s Hispanic population more than doubled over the past decade, according to the county.

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