The Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs has two new members: Judith Parker, a Portland attorney specializing in professional liability defense and labor and employment law; and John Harold, the Benton County District Attorney.
Parker is a member of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association. She served as the organization’s secretary in 2008 and president in 2009, and is a member of its board of directors. Her professional memberships also include the Oregon State Bar and the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Haroldson, the son of a Scandinavian father and a Mexican mother, was raised both in the Pacific Northwest and in Monterrey, Mexico, where he developed a rich bilingual and bicultural perspective. He holds the honor of serving as Oregon’s first Mexican-American District Attorney in Benton County.
“I am very honored to welcome Judith and John as our new commissioners. Their understanding of the issues facing Latinos in Oregon is very important to enhance the voices of Latinos in Oregon, said Jose Ibarra, Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs chair.