Rep. Grijalva Congratulates Staff Member Honored as “Best Hill Staffer” in Washington Blade
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the follow statement today after Yesenia Chavez, who serves as member of Rep. Grijalva’s Washington staff, was named “Best Hill Staffer” in Washington Blade’s “Best of Gay D.C.” reader poll. Yesenia, who serves on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Congressional Staff Association’s (CSA) board as the association’s Membership Director also works passionately on issues of equality in Rep. Grijalva’s office.
“I could not be more proud to see Yesenia recognized as the tremendous talent that she is,” Rep. Grijalva said. “Yesenia is a profound voice for justice and equality, and brings a passion and tenacity to everything she does that is truly one-of-a-kind. The LGBT community has made dramatic strides towards equality in recent years, and that is something every American should be proud of. But it is because we have leaders like Yesenia – someone who balances determination with kindness and empathy – that we are able to push these critical issues to the forefront. She has overcome adversity many times over and wants to help others do the same. My staff and I are truly thrilled to see Yesenia receive the credit she deserves.”