The Aug. 12 commentary by La Voz publisher Andres Cruz labeling state Sen. Ralph Alvarado a “jester” is completely unwarranted and derogatory.
It is obvious that Cruz does not know him, nor heard him speak about his heritage and his love for his country. Alvarado spoke to the American people at the Republican National Convention as the first Hispanic elected to the Kentucky Senate, and we should all be very proud that the people of the 28th District were able to recognize in Alvarado someone who would represent all of his constituents, regardless of ethnicity, race or belief.
Alvarado is not only a state legislator, but he is also a practicing physician and has volunteered his services to Rapha Ministries, which provides free services to the indigent in the community, particularly Latino and undocumented individuals who cannot get health care. This is hardly “doing nothing” for the Hispanic community.
Rather than slinging mean-spirited attacks at Alvarado, an article on him and his standing in the community would be appropriate for the newspaper, and inform your readers about the first elected Hispanic member of the Kentucky General Assembly.
The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women supports Alvarado and what he brings to the Republican Party 100 percent.
Barbara A. Ellerbrook
President, Kentucky Federation of Republican Women