Joe Enriquez Henry
Joe Enriquez Henry is a graduate of Iowa State University and former state director for the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa. Currently, he serves as a national vice president for LULAC and oversees 12 midwest states - Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, and Kansas.
Background: In 2011, co-founded LULAC Council 307 in Des Moines for the specific purpose of civic engagement. Former Washington DC staffer for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, serving in various capacities, ranging from national field campaigns and civic engagement to contract negotiations for the 1.5-million-member union from 1992-1999. From 1999-2003, managed issue and candidate campaigns, ranging from city council to congressional and a statewide effort to stop “English Only.” In 2012, as state director for LULAC, worked with the ACLU to take on a 2-year battle against the Iowa Secretary of State who attempted to suppress the vote amongst Latinos and other minorities. Led a successful 5-year statewide voter outreach effort that culminated into tens of thousands of additional registered Latino Voters, a first ever data base of identified registered Latino Voters, and a record turnout of Latinos in the 2016 Iowa Presidential Caucuses.
Michael Reyes was born and raised in the Quad Cities and has been involved with LULAC since the mid-1980s. He has served as president of LULAC Council 10 in eastern Iowa for the past three years. In that position, he has helped revitalize the council and raised public awareness of the role LULAC has played in the Quad Cities for more than 53 years.
Reyes is a retired U.S. Army civilian with more than 30 years of government services. He worked in various capacities in manufacturing and industry in the areas of industrial engineering, logistics management, industrial base specialist, quality assurance, manufacturing and project execution.
He received the National Defense Medal in 1970 for his service in the U.S. Army as a medical corpsman. He also received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
Reyes currently works as the senior program manager for Decision Sciences Inc., a U.S. defense support contractor, where he manages the DSI Rock Island Arsenal site office. He also serves on the city of Davenport’s Affirmative Action Commission, on the Civil Rights Office Citizens’ Advisory Panel and on the Riverboat Development Authority Board.
Mary Campos was an original member of LULAC Council 308 in Des Moines, which eventually merged with Council 306. She ran for Des Moines City Council twice in the 1980s. Campos is deeply committed to the welfare of Latinos and Latino youth.
She has a long history of being involved with and protecting the rights of Latinos. The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute awarded Campos with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
Campos’ grandparents came to the United States from Mexico. Her parents were coal mine workers in Oklahoma who later had to find new employment when the mines closed. Her family moved to northern Iowa where they were migrant workers who sometimes lived in the chicken coops of the families for whom they worked.
Campos is a community activist who serves on the Civil Service Commission for the city of Des Moines. She works as a tutor, an interpreter and helps Latinos in any capacity that she can. She also is vice president of Hispanic American Legion Auxiliary Unit 731, is the 3rd District representative for the Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee, and is a member of Council 307 in Des Moines.
Andrew Bribriesco is a licensed attorney and has been a member and president of LULAC Council 308 since 2014.
He believes LULAC involvement is important to the future because the Latino community is the future. "Those who have come before us have fought and struggled, and we must continue if we want progress."