Maria Elena Durazo, TELACU leader David Lizárraga, farm workers' legend Dolores Huerta and Univision host Maria Elena Salinas." /> Latino L.A. represents at White House tonight * - LA Observed
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Latino L.A. represents at White House tonight *

President Obama's head table at tonight's White House state dinner for Felipe Calderon, the president of Mexico, includes Speaker of the Assembly (and Villaraigosa cousin) John Perez (with Jason Seifer), County Fed chief Maria Elena Durazo, TELACU leader David Lizárraga, farm workers' legend Dolores Huerta and Univision host Maria Elena Salinas.

av-prisila.jpgOther Angeleno dinner attendees not at the president's table (and their listed dates) include Mayor Antonio Vilaraigosa with daughter Prisila Rodriguez, Rep. Xavier Becerra and Dr. Carolina Reyes, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Sam Sayyad, La Opinion publisher Monica Lozano and David Ayon, John B Emerson and Kimberly K Marteau, Giselle Fernandez and Karen Gordon, Eva Longoria-Parker and David Figueroa, George Lopez and Ann M Lopez, Andy Spahn and Jennifer L Perry, Arturo Vargas (executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) and María Vargas.

* Update: A Facebook friend of Speaker Perez says he posted tonight on his wall, via mobile phone: "Amazed to be seated at the head table with only one person between me and the President.”

Photo of Villaraigosa and Rodriguez, AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari at Huffington Post


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