We're so excited. Color PAC has named Ana del Rocío as its first state director.
Ana will oversee the organization’s statewide efforts to recruit train, and develop people of color to public office.
She comes to Color PAC most recently as policy and research director for Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, also served for two legislative sessions as chief of staff for then-Representative Vega Pederson. She brings to Color PAC over ten years of multi-sector experience in education, community organizing, advocacy and economic development.
Ana has done so much to improve the quality of life for people of color in Oregon. In this new role, she will drive Color PAC’s statewide efforts to elect and support more leaders like her, that fill underrepresented gaps in public office — women of color, immigrants, young people, mothers. Ultimately, it is our goal is to transform the face of Oregon politics.
Ana was elected to public office in May 2017 — in a historic election that saw people of color on the ballot for the first time in the David Douglas School District. By defeating an incumbent in a district with historically low voter turnout rates, Ana’s campaign, along with many others, marked the beginning of a wave of increased civic engagement in post-Trump Oregon.
But you don't just have to take our word for it. As state representative and former Color PAC-endorsed candidate Diego Hernandez (D-East Portland) put it, “Ana is the perfect person to lead Color PAC in this current political climate that is increasingly hostile towards people of color. We need courageous, visionary, and unyielding leaders at the helm. Ana has demonstrated all of these qualities and I know that Oregon will benefit from her work as Color PAC’s new state director.”
Ana begins her new role in January 2018.
Join us in welcoming Ana to her new role! RSVP's below are appreciated.
Wednesday, November 29
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at
5237 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97211