As a naturalized citizen, Carlos always believed in giving back to his adopted home country.  That is why he spent his entire 18-year career at the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.  Carlos seeks to make history by becoming the 1st Mexican American and naturalized citizen elected to the Chester County Court of Common Pleas and only the 2nd  Mexican American on the Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania’s history.

Our country is in a precarious time and is at a crossroads. We feel, at times, like a country that is tearing itself apart at the seams. Carlos sees two parts of our county, two parts of himself, often at odds with each other. As a Hispanic and an immigrant, Carlos understands and feels the cries of these communities that feel they have been ignored and underrepresented for too long. Carlos has also been a member of law enforcement for almost 20 years and he understands the dedication and commitment of those in law enforcement towards their community. These two fight over differences when if they could stop for a moment and take a step back, they would see what he sees, that the things that we share in common far outweigh the things that separate us. What we all want is the same, stability, security, and equality, which when taken together leads to opportunity for us all. Carlos aims to build bridges between these parts of us which are divided by these chasms. He will help regain trust and respect in our institutions that have been damaged over the years.

Part of regaining that trust and respect is making sure our institutions reflect our entire community. For the past 250 year the Chester County Court of Common Pleas has only had 2 people of color on the bench, the last person leaving the bench in 2004. For over 17 years and over 16 different judges, Chester County has had no diversity of representation or experience. Carlos is the only candidate that aims to make history and can bring greater representation and diversity of thought and experience to our bench.

Carlos aims to bring his unique combination of dedication, service, and representation in his historic candidacy for the Court of Common Pleas.

Naturalization Ceremony
Naturalization Ceremony