Canek Makes History as First Latino to Serve on Alexandria City Council

Alexandria, Va. - At a ceremony at T.C. Williams High School on January 2nd, Councilman Canek Aguirre made history as he was officially sworn in to become the first Latino to serve on the Alexandria City Council. Click here to watch video of his remarks.

Prior to his election to City Council, Councilman Aguirre served in leadership roles on numerous boards and commissions. He is the immediate past Chair of Alexandria's Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC), the immediate past President of the Tenants and Workers United (TWU) Board of Directors, and the immediate past Vice Chairman of the Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia (HSANV) Board of Directors. He also served on the Leadership Council for the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP) and the Steering Committee for the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria (PHA). Since 2016, Councilman Aguirre has served on the Virginia Board of Social Work.

During his campaign, Aguirre’s endorsements included: the Northern Virginia Labor Federation (NoVA Labor); the Alexandria Firefighters, Inc. Local 2141; the Alexandria Political Action Committee for Education (APACE); the Democratic Latino Organization of Virginia (DLOV); Democrats for a Better Alexandria (DBA); New Virginia Majority; People For The American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund; Run For Something; and the Sierra Club Virginia among others.

To read Councilman Aguirre’s official biography, please click here to visit the City of Alexandria’s website.