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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Carlos González Democrat - 10th Hampden

Elected on November 4, 2014 to the House of Representative in Massachusetts 10th Hampden District in Springfield, MA with a 97.3% of the votes.

In 2004, Carlos Gonzalez was the founder of the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as President/ CEO. During the last ten years MALCC has assisted 2000 members start or grow their business. Mr. Gonzalez is also the President/CEO of Nueva Esperanza, hired in 2012 he reorganized the financially strapped agency and reestablished the organization as a powerful community champion of the poor.

In 1996 to 2004 Carlos Gonzalez served as the first Hispanic Aide to the Mayor in Springfield, MA. In 1999 Mr. Gonzalez was promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff. In 2004 he worked as a legislative aide for State Representative Steve Buonoconti.

In 1995 Carlos Gonzalez opened his own small business “Hispanic Marketing Services” as President of Hispanic Marketing Services he published a BI lingual Newspaper, produced and directed a daily Spanish language music and news television program for ETN ethnic television network.

In 1993 Carlos was contracted as General Manager to build and manage WSPR 1270AM Spanish Radio Station. In 1994 WSPR 1270 became the number one Spanish language radio station in Western MA. Carlos Gonzalez was nominated by Bill Board Magazine and Radio Musica as one of top five best programming directors in the small Spanish language radio station category.

Prior to 1993 Carlos was a social worker for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services.

He is married and a father of five children.

Personal Information

Children:

5

Career Highlights

  • Special Recognition 2009 -U.S. Small Business Administration Massachusetts Minority Small Business Champion Award

Education & Public Service

  • University of MA
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Certified Non-Profit Management
  • President Nueva Esperanza Inc. in Holyoke, MA; 2004-2014- President MA Latino Chamber of Commerce;2010-2014 United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Region V Board;2002 -Red Cross Regional Board of Directors; 2002- YMCA of Board of Directors;
  • 2006 -Economic Development Task Force appointed by Governor Deval Patrick; 2002- Basketball Coach Girls Youth summer league and Boys baseball
  • 1998- Springfield, Massachusetts Latino Leader award at the New York City Puerto Rican Parade; 1996-2002- Ward 1 Democratic Committee; 1996 –2002 Board member Junior Achievement of Western MA; 2002- Co- Founder of the Western MA Hispanic Foundation
  • 1997- Co-Founder of the Western MA Hispanic Political Action Committee; 1997-1998 Executive Committee Springfield Ward 1 Democratic Party; 1988- 1992 Children Trust Fund;1995 - Local 509 Representative