Rosa Rosales of San Antonio has been elected the national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens. She's the second woman to lead the group in its 77-year history.
Rosales won more than 70 percent of delegate votes at a weekend convention in Milwaukee. The 62-year-old succeeds outgoing President Hector Flores of Dallas.
With about 115-thousand members nationally, LULAC is the nation's largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization, according to the group's Web site. The group operates more than 700 LULAC councils across the country.
Rosales says her priorities include creating a new commission on immigration and finding ways to improve education among Latinos. She also plans to meet with members of Congress on issues related to civil rights and equality for Hispanics.
The first woman to be elected president of LULAC was El Paso resident Belen Robles, who served from 1994 to 1998.