Lupita was born in Mexico City, and is the granddaughter of a founding father of Mexico: a Senator who signed that nation’s constitution. Despite being well respected, her family was of modest means, and she emigrated to the U.S. as a teenager. She married here, and is now a naturalized citizen of the United States.
Lupita graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in computer science from Cal State East Bay, and moved from California to Oregon in 1996. She works as a software engineer at a high tech company in Washington County’s “Silicon Forest”.
Prior to her election to this position, Lupita served as the Chair of the Democratic Party of Washington County. Under her leadership, the Washington County party established a permanent office, established strong community ties, and has helped win many elections in the swing county.
Lupita has a love and appreciation of America that comes from the perspective of one born outside it. Although not unaware of the country’s problems, she also has a profound appreciation for the things America does right. She believes the progressive ideals laid down by the United States founding fathers make it unique among history’s empires, for it is the first to try not merely to be strong, but also to be good. And even though, from early slavery to modern-day torture and preemptive war, history’s conservatives have led citizens to temporarily reject American ideals, Americans always find a way to return to them.
Party Office Holder
Democratic National Committee Member, Democratic Party of Oregon