Editor's Note: Miriam Huertas is one of five delegates from the 15th Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. The 15th District also sent delegates Allentown City Council President Julio Guridy, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Kathleen D. Miller of Upper Milford and Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan. Adrian Shanker of Bethlehem is an alternate delegate.
Name: Miriam Huertas
Political Office/Employment: Vice President, Allentown Initiatives for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
Marital Status/Children: Married to composer Mike Krisukas, resident of Old Allentown for over 35 years.
Congressional District Represented: 15th
* What makes you proud of the Democratic Party?
First and foremost, I am honored and humbled to have a president and leader of the caliber of Barack Obama. I find him to be an honest and brilliant person with integrity, compassion and great vision. I am continually impressed by everything that has been accomplished under his leadership -– often without bi-partisan support -– including healthcare reform, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, an auto industry rescue plan, Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, and so many other positive initiatives that have helped this country get back on its feet!!! I am equally impressed by the steadfast resolve that Democrats elicit on a regular and ongoing basis. I am proud of the many accomplishments this country has had under President Obama’s leadership and I look forward to re-electing him so we can continue on this positive path.
* What issues matter in the Lehigh Valley?
Like most of the country, the economy and life-sustaining wages for all people continue to need primary attention. I believe President Obama is the best candidate to represent all constituents!
* What are you looking forward to at the Democratic Convention?
This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I feel honored to have this privilege. I look forward to sharing ideas with like-minded people who appreciate and support our president and the democratic values that have made this country great! And, I look forward to great bar-b-cue!!