Candidate for City Council At-Large
Luz Colón has extensive experience working in city and state government where her priorities have always been focused on integrity, leadership, and a passion for public service. Colon previously served as a staff member in the offices of former At-Large Councilman Angel Ortiz, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown and Councilman Bill Greenlee, where she experienced first-hand the commitment and dedication it takes to serve the city of Philadelphia.
Luz Colón dedicated 15 years as a committee person for the 20th Ward and 10th Division in the City of Philadelphia where she helped facilitate elections, and voter registration and education errors. She sat on the Philadelphia FIGHT Advisory Committee, the largest HIV/AIDS comprehensive medical care organization in the Philadelphia area, the Asociacion Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM) Board and co-founded La Liga del Barrio, Philly's 1st Latino Youth Basketball League.
In March of 2016, Colón was named by Governor Tom Wolf as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission for Latino Affairs (GACLA). In this state-wide leadership role, she forged valuable relationships with government agencies, legislators, and community organizations. She recruited and led 33 commissioners from around the Commonwealth to bring state and federal services and opportunities to local communities.