Kentucky state Sen. Ralph Alvarado is expected to speak during prime time at next week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
The Republican Party of Kentucky said in a press release the Winchester senator is schedule to speak at 9 p.m. July 20.
“It is an honor to be asked to speak at the convention and to represent Kentucky on the national stage,” Alvarado said in the press release. “I strong believe that the Republican Party is the party of opportunity for voters of all backgrounds, especially Hispanics. I plan to talk about my story as a public servant striving to make my state and nation a land of opportunity for anyone willing to work hard and persevere.”
Alvarado was elected in 2014 as the first Hispanic to serve in a Kentucky state office.
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In a Facebook post, Alvarado said he will “deliver a message of opportunity, perseverance and conservatism to the delegates and this great nation.”