Rosario Marin
American Secretary of the Treasury
Rosario Marin
Rosario Marin was the 41st Treasurer of the United States from August 16, 2001 to June 30, 2003, serving under President George W. Bush. She is the first person to assume the post since William Clark who was not born a United States citizen. She is the only U.S. Treasurer ever born outside U.S. borders or territory that would eventually become part of the country and is, therefore, often referred to as the only foreign-born Treasurer of the United States.
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Illegal Voting Gets Texas Woman 8 Years in Prison, and Certain Deportation
NYTimes - 15 days
Rosa Maria Ortega, a permanent resident, voted illegally in 2012 and 2014. Her punishment was strikingly harsh for an offense that usually merits far less jail time, if any.
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GOP Faces Uphill Climb With Latino Voters In Key Swing State Of Colorado
Huffington Post - over 1 year
BOULDER, Colo. -- Minutes before presidential candidates took the stage at Wednesday's Republican primary debate, an evangelical pastor stepped to a microphone and told of being brought into the U.S. illegally by her mother, and how she didn’t deserve to be vilified by politicians who neither understand nor care for her struggle for a better life. “My mom and I were taken to a deportation facility,"said the Rev. Vanessa Guzman, also a real estate agent from Lakewood, a nearby Denver suburb. "For a week I stayed there, with enough clothes that could fill a trash bag. And we were sent back to Mexico. But my mom es una luchadora. And she went back to the United States and she knew that this is the place she called home.”  Guzman, now pursuing a masters of divinity degree at Denver Seminary, explained that she had a higher calling. “This is where God lands," Guzman told The Huffington Post following her speech. "God is with the people that are being oppressed. Right now, these a ...
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DUSA- Rosa María Payá
CNN - about 2 years
Rosa Maria Payá, disidente cubana, sobre su participación en audiencia del Senado sobre normalización de relaciones con EE.UU>
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National Council of La Raza : Valuing the Home Care Workforce
Huffington Post - over 3 years
By Scott Einbinder, Bend the Arc: a Jewish Partnership for Justice, and Delia de la Vara, Vice President, California Region, NCLR In a recent Los Angeles Times article, Chris Megerian mis-characterizes the Obama administration's proposal to extend basic federal labor protections to home care aides as contrary to the needs of people with disabilities. In California, nearly a half-million workers provide services and supports to elders and people with disabilities through the In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. Many more provide support to families who pay privately for assistance for their parents and grandparents who can no longer manage on their own. These home care workers are part of a national workforce that, according to the national nonprofit PHI, numbers at least 2.5 million, and is the fastest-growing workforce in the country. By 2020, this workforce is expected to grow to 4 million workers, larger than the number of teachers educating youth in grades K-1 ...
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Communist rebels kill 4 soldiers in Philippines
Fox News - over 4 years
Suspected communist guerrillas have killed four unarmed, off-duty soldiers in the southern Philippines in the latest flare-up of the 43-year insurgency, military officials said Monday. At least 10 suspected New People's Army guerrillas opened fire with M16 rifles on the soldiers in the rural outskirts of Davao city late Sunday afternoon, initially killing three soldiers, regional military spokeswoman Maj. Rosa Maria Cristina Manuel said. The rebels dragged another soldier to a rice field and fatally shot him. Troops found his body on Monday, she said. "Army soldiers were deployed to rescue him because we thought they would just hold him. But they apparently executed him in the field," Manuel told The Associated Press by telephone. The soldiers were traveling on motorcycles on the way back to camp from a public market when they were attacked, she said. The attack was staged in Davao city's Paquibato district ...
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College forum focuses on California Dream Act - OCRegister
Google News - over 5 years
Summer mixer: Rosario Marin, former US treasurer, will be the featured guest at an upcoming Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce mixer. The free event takes place from 5:30-7:30 pm on Wednesday, Aug. 24 in the chamber courtyard, 2130 E. 4th St
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Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 7 - New York Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The former treasurer Rosario Marin and the former housing secretary Henry G. Cisneros join Univision's “Al Punto” to discuss how the debt ceiling deal will affect the economy. And C-Span's “Newsmakers” is talking about Africa with Representative
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GOP recruiting more Hispanics to run as Republicans - Daily Caller
Google News - over 5 years
Its advisory board includes Hector Barreto, the president of the Latino Coalition, and Rosario Marin, the former US treasurer. “It is important for Latinos to see themselves reflected in their leaders,” Marin said
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Editorial: Pawlenty tests Southern California waters - OCRegister
Google News - over 5 years
Among those in attendance for the meeting was Rosario Marin, former US treasurer for President George W. Bush; former state Assemblyman Bob Pacheco; Al Frink, former assistant US commerce secretary and former CEO of Fabrica Carpets; and Register
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Who uses cash anymore? Fewer and fewer Americans do - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
A one dollar chrome printing plate bearing the signatures of US Secretary of Treasury Paul O'Neill and US Treasurer Rosario Marin 21 November 2001 during a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Shawn THEW (Photo
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Worth noting in the community: Realtors donate trees to Friendship House, and more - Bakersfield Californian
Google News - over 5 years
Former US Treasurer Rosario Marin will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for families with exceptional needs children July 16. Marin -- who was the highest-ranking Latina official in former president George W. Bush's administration and the first
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地產政界領袖高端對話 2011中美房產高峰會27日洛城盛大舉行 - 國際日報
Google News - over 5 years
美國聯邦前財長馬林(Rosario Marin)擔任主講嘉賓,演講題目為「美國未来金融政策与房地产展望」。 據峰會主辦方执行主席沈時康介紹,今年的峰會旨在搭建美中地產業合作的平台,促進美中兩國政府間高層在地產領域的互動,共同探討兩國地產業發展面臨的機遇與挑戰,建立雙方
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At 9, He's Out Stumping for President's Social Security Plan
NYTimes - almost 12 years
The battle over Social Security has been joined by an unusual lobbyist, a 9-year-old from Texas who has agreed to travel supporting President Bush's proposal. The boy, Noah McCullough, made a splash with his encyclopedic command of presidential history, earning five appearances on the ''Tonight'' show and some unusual experiences in the
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Despite Glints of Hope, California G.O.P. Faces Obstacles to Ousting Senator Boxer
NYTimes - over 13 years
Within days of Arnold Schwarzenegger's triumph in last month's election to recall Gov. Gray Davis, many jubilant Republicans began talking about taking on another prominent Democrat, Barbara Boxer, in next year's Senate race. Senator Boxer, who is seeking a third term, has always been a Democrat whom Republicans love to hate. As one of the most
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Sunday Q & A
NYTimes - over 15 years
Sunday Q & A appears in this section weekly. Readers are invited to send in questions about national or international affairs; those selected will be answered by Times correspondents who specialize in those issues. Information about submitting questions appears below. Plié, Pirouette, Ouch! Q. Are ballet dancers likely to have permanent problems
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Treasury Nominees Confirmed After Trade Protest by Helms
NYTimes - over 15 years
The Senate confirmed eight nominees to top Treasury Department posts today, including Kenneth W. Dam as deputy Treasury secretary, after the Bush administration agreed to address an unrelated issue raised by a Republican senator who had blocked action on the appointments. The Senate approved the nominations without a roll-call vote after the
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Private Sector; She's Good at Playing With Numbers
NYTimes - almost 16 years
Ask Rosario Marin about her penmanship and she demurs with a chuckle. After all, Ms. Marin, President Bush's nominee to be the next United States Treasurer, must make it through the confirmation process before her signature goes on the currency. But ask her age, and you'll find that having fun with numbers is not a problem. ''I was 14 when I came
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A Citizenship Incubator for Immigrant Latinos
NYTimes - about 17 years
At one time, Pacific Boulevard was where the residents of this hip-pocket city in southeast of downtown Los Angeles came to realize their fondest middle-class desires. The boulevard was the apotheosis of the postwar California dream, an all-white working-class Beverly Hills with swank department stores, auto dealerships and first-run cinemas. Jack
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rosario Marin
    FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 50
    On March 5, 2009, Marin resigned her position as head of the CSCSA after inquiries by the Los Angeles Times into speaker's fees she had received and as the paper was preparing to publish a story concerning an ongoing investigation into her activities by the California Fair Political Practices Commission (CFPPC).
    More Details Hide Details A spokesman for Governor Schwarzenegger released a statement that Marin had violated administration policy that prohibits public officials from receiving speaker's fees. Marin later fired back stating that "administration officials knew what she was doing and never advised her to stop."
    In February 2009 Marin was the keynote speaker at the California Sustainability Alliance's 2008 Sustainability Showcase Awards where she discussed transforming the market through the implementation of California’s Green Building Initiative.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 49
    Marin continued to work on behalf of the Republican Party and was a featured speaker at the 2008 Republican National Convention, addressing the crowd on September 4.
    More Details Hide Details The previous day, she joined several other prominent Republican women in denouncing what they considered unfair attacks on vice presidential candidate, Gov. Sarah Palin by the media, bloggers, and the Democratic Party. Marin particularly noted her connection to Palin by virtue of their both having children with Downs.
    On May 10, 2008, Marin received an honorary doctorate for her achievements from Woodbury University.
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  • 2007
    Age 48
    In 2007 Rosario published her memoirs, Leading Between Two Worlds: Lessons from the First Mexican-Born Treasurer of the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Editorial Santillana published the Spanish version the following year.
  • 2006
    Age 47
    Later that same year, Marin was linked to a secret "stealth lobbying campaign" waged by Freddie Mac to influence federal regulation legislation in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details According to documents obtained by the Associated Press, the firm had utilized an influential lobbying agency for which she worked, the DCI Group, to target key Republican Senators. The goal of the campaign was to defeat a bill by Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) that would have overhauled the mortgage industry, including Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. In January, 2006, Marin had given an address in Helena, Montana, speaking out against Hagel's Senate Bill 190 claiming that it was too far-reaching and would make it more difficult for people with low-incomes to become homeowners. "They will no longer be able to do what they have been doing," she said referring to the mortgage industry giants. Marin's office confirmed that her visits to Montana and Missouri at that time were in association with her work for DCI. Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) came out against the bill which failed at the end of the 109th session of Congress as did eight of the remaining 16 senators targeted by the campaign.
    On January 31, 2006, the governor appointed Marin as secretary of the California State and Consumer Services Agency (CSCSA), an agency responsible for civil rights enforcement, consumer protection and the licensing of 2.3 million Californians in more than 230 different professions.
    More Details Hide Details On September 7, she received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" during the League of California Cities 108th Annual Conference.
  • 2004
    Age 45
    The Times story and CFPPC investigation revealed that between April 2004 and the end of 2007, Marin had received in excess of $50,000 for various speaking engagements through the American Program Bureau lecture agency.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, forms filed by a firm established by her and her husband, Marin and Marin, LLC, indicated that she received between $10,000 and $100,000 in speaking fees. The CFPPC was particularly concerned with $15,000 Marin received from the drug company Pfizer in 2007 which was simultaneously lobbying the Board of Pharmacy, a regulatory panel under her jurisdiction, and $13,500 from Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2008 when it was likewise lobbying agencies she oversaw. Marin countered that most of the speeches were "inspirational" in nature and that she had kept the governor's office and state senate informed since her appointment to the IWMB. The CFPPC had initially launched its investigation after a routine review found that Marin had listed her speaking engagement fees as income. In June, Marin settled with the CFPPC, admitting to three ethics violations of state law. Although she was subject to a $15,000 penalty, Marin's fine was reduced to $5,400 after the Commission accepted her position that she had received "bad legal advice" from state attorneys and had kept the administration informed. Schwarzenegger's office maintained that they were unaware of her speaking engagement fees.
    At the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda in February 2004, Marin called for tougher US pressure on Mexico in her first major policy speech of the campaign, including adjusting existing treaties in order to deport criminal aliens.
    More Details Hide Details At the same time, she emphasized her own immigrant roots, backed the president's immigrant worker program (which was unpopular with conservatives), and voiced her support for civil unions and abortion rights – the latter of which she tempered with opposition to late-term abortions and support of parental consent laws. During the same month of her Mexico speech, Marin utilized Garry South, former advisor of Gov. Davis, to send out a mailer addressing the Republican's "white male problem" and offering her candidacy as the best chance to defeat Sen. Boxer. Despite receiving an implied endorsement from the White House as the preferred candidate, Marin was attacked by her fellow Republicans, in particular, former California Secretary of State Bill Jones, the leading candidate for the GOP nod, for her perceived waffling on another hot button immigration issue: driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. Although she had opposed the state measure granting them signed by Gov. Davis in 2003, she refused to take a position on tough federal legislation to punish states that do so introduced by Congressman Tom Tancredo the same year. Marin was also passed over by key Republicans when Governors Schwarzenegger, her old boss Wilson, and George Deukmejian all endorsed Jones.
    Press reports at the time continued to indicate that she would enter the 2004 Senatorial campaign.
    More Details Hide Details Later in the year, Marin co-founded the National Association of Latina Leaders and served as its first chairwoman. Hoping to ride the popular sentiment that toppled Democratic Gov. Davis in the recall election and installed Republican moderate Arnold Schwarzenegger in his place, Marin officially became a candidate for the Republican nomination to the US Senate on December 2. In a half-hour speech before a hometown crowd in Huntington Park, Marin painted herself as a moderate while at the same time embracing certain key conservative Republican issues such as national security and low taxes. During the ensuing campaign, she would continue to walk a political tightrope, trying to stress her centrist philosophy while not alienating the Party's conservative base. Highlighting her Republican credentials, Marin evoked rhetoric of Ronald Reagan, proclaimed her support for President Bush's $726 billion tax cut, and gave tough speeches about Mexico.
  • 2003
    Age 44
    By April, 2003, speculation began circulating that Marin would soon return to California and become a GOP candidate to challenge US Senator Barbara Boxer in the upcoming 2004 electoral cycle.
    More Details Hide Details At a speech to Californians in Washington, reporters noted her attacks against the budget of Gov. Gray Davis. On May 22, the Treasury Department issued a statement that Marin was resigning her office effective June 30, and was planning to move back to California.
  • 2002
    Age 43
    Like previous US Treasurers, Marin continued to make numerous appearances on behalf of the Department, providing it with its public face. On June 15, 2002, she served as the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony of her alma mater, CSULA, where she received an honorary Doctorate of Law degree and continued to garner praise for her achievements.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she was awarded the "Groundbreaking Latina of the Year" award by Catalina magazine.
  • 2001
    Age 42
    Marin was sworn in on August 16, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill presided over the ceremony. She became the highest ranking Latina to serve in President Bush's Administration and, as such, was often called upon to represent it before the Hispanic community. In addition to the Treasurer's traditional duties of overseeing the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Marin's tenure included organizing the Department’s first financial education outreach efforts. She also served as a member of the new Partnership for Prosperity efforts between the United States and Mexico. Marin was particularly concerned with educating young people on the importance of building and maintaining financial stability. She also served as a designee to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans on behalf of Treasury Secretary John W. Snow.
    In April, 2001, President Bush nominated Marin for the post of U.S. Treasurer.
    More Details Hide Details She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 3 and resigned from her city council post three days later.
  • 2000
    Age 41
    On the national scene, Marin was an ardent supporter of George W. Bush's presidential run in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details While mayor, she had met the Texas governor and volunteered in his campaign effort in California working on Hispanic outreach and acting as its Spanish-speaking surrogate. Her reputation and skill in the community was realized by Republican operatives and Marin's political cachet within the Party increased dramatically. Shortly after his election, Marin was featured prominently among the president-elect's circle.
    Marin was also known for being a tough and, sometimes, divisive participant of council meetings. Opponents accused her of raucous behavior, while even allies acknowledged a certain arrogance. In 2000, she was censured by the council for being rude toward fellow councilmembers and citizens alike.
    More Details Hide Details Critics also accused her of missing council meetings and misusing her travel budget. Her improbable victory, they point out, was due to "misrepresenting her true political leanings" and a "savvy use of the Spanish media."
  • 1999
    Age 40
    Despite her political registration, Marin was overwhelmingly re-elected to the council in 1999.
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    She served seven years on the council, including a term as mayor from 1999 to 2000 – the first Hispanic to hold that post in the city's history.
    More Details Hide Details During her tenure, Marin was known as a law-and-order politician and was credited with various public safety initiatives that reformed the police department, increased its funding, and reduced crime by 50%. She also instituted a task force to combat air pollution in response to a government study that listed Huntington Park as one of several communities particularly at risk and launched a crackdown on a black market for illegal documentation.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 39
    She was also a member of various boards such as the California Film Commission, the Special Olympics, and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials and in 1998 completed the John F. Kennedy School of Government's program for senior executives in state and local government.
    More Details Hide Details In her last two years in office, Marin concurrently worked for AT&T Corporation as Public Relations Manager for the Hispanic Market in the Southern California Region. Marin continued to bolster her Republican credentials. At the state level, she served as a California delegate to the 1996 Republican National Convention. She was also a vice-president of the California Republican National Hispanic Assembly.
  • 1997
    Age 38
    Marin continued to work for Governor Wilson for the first few years of her time on the council. In 1997, she was named deputy director of the governor's Office of Community Relations in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details As the public face of the Administration to Hispanics, Marin had to deal with the tricky subject of Proposition 187 and other anti-illegal immigration topics which were the subject of heated debate among the community. 187 was particularly unpopular in Huntington Park – a city Marin herself referred to as "the most Mexican city outside Mexico." While personally opposed to the controversial measure, Marin was called upon by the Administration to defend its position in support. During this time, Marin served as an officer on several commissions such as president of the Mayors and Councils Department of the League of California Cities, vice-chair of the Latino Caucus, and chair of the Southeast Community Development Corporation.
  • 1996
    Age 37
    Finally, in 1996, Marin was appointed the assistant deputy director for the Department of Social Services.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to her public advocacy work, Marin became politically involved. She had been influenced to join the Republican Party (GOP) by her boss at City National after she naturalized in 1984. Additionally, Marin was inspired by what she felt she shared with the ideology of President Ronald Reagan: "Personal responsibility. Small government. Strong national defense." In 1994, while still working in the Wilson Administration, Marin ran for a city council seat in Huntington Park and won.
  • 1995
    Age 36
    For her work on behalf of the mentally disabled, Marin received the "Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Prize" by the United Nations in 1995, the second person to receive the award.
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  • 1992
    Age 33
    Marin's efforts came to the notice of state officials and, in 1992, she was appointed the chief of Legislative Affairs for the Department of Developmental Services by Governor Pete Wilson.
    More Details Hide Details At DDS, Marin worked for legislation to benefit the mentally challenged. Two years later, Marin was named chair of the Council on Developmental Disabilities where she continued to advocate for the mentally disabled and their families.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 26
    However, in 1985 her son Eric was born with Down Syndrome and she quit her job the following year in order to care for him.
    More Details Hide Details She also withdrew from a MBA program in which she was enrolled. Her son's condition inspired Marin to become an advocate for the mentally disabled. During this time, she founded the first support group for Latino parents with Down's children as well as Fuerza ("Force"), an organization dedicated to providing services and support to mentally disabled children, and lobbied state officials in Sacramento on their behalf. It was also during this time, while counseling pregnant women with disabled children, that Marin became a supporter of abortion rights.
  • 1981
    Age 22
    Marin originally embarked upon a business and financial career. While attending CSULA, she had obtained work in 1981 at City National Bank in Beverly Hills as an assistant receptionist.
    More Details Hide Details After several promotions, Marin was poised for elevation to assistant vice president of the bank.
  • 1980
    Age 21
    After graduating in 1980, she continued to take night classes at the Los Angeles campus of the California State University (CSULA).
    More Details Hide Details Marin graduated from CSULA in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1976
    Age 17
    By 1976, she was in the top 20 out of a class of 500 and graduated with honors.
    More Details Hide Details Marin's family had initially wanted her to forgo any further education and get a job in order to help out the family financially as well as help her mother care for her siblings. Marin compromised by working during the day and attending East Los Angeles College at night.
  • 1972
    Age 13
    Marin was born Rosario Spindola in Mexico City, Mexico. Her father Mariano, a worker in a label-making factory in California, brought his family to the United States in 1972 on visas provided by his employer.
    More Details Hide Details The move was initially resisted by Marin due to her upcoming quinceañera and her fear of leaving behind her customs and traditions. Marin's family settled in Huntington Park, California where her father obtained work as a janitor and her mother as a seamstress. They returned briefly to their old home in Mexico to celebrate a "small fiesta" in her honor. Her poor command of English was another reason that Marin had resisted coming to the U.S. In high school, she was given an IQ test on which she scored a 27 out of 100 and was subsequently labelled as mentally disabled. This low score inspired Marin to work hard to learn the language which she accomplished in part by listening to songs on the radio and repeating the words.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Born on August 4, 1958.
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