CHSA Statement Honoring CHSA Member Javier Gamboa
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2020
Celia Olivas, CHSA Communications Director: (209) 981-9141, Celia_Olivas@Duckworth.Senate.Gov
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association released the following statement honoring Javier Gamboa, Senior Professional Staff Member at the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and longtime CHSA member, as he departs from Capitol Hill:
“The Congressional Hispanic Staff Association owes a debt of gratitude to Javier for his unwavering commitment to the advancement of Latinx and Hispanic staffers on Capitol Hill. As a former Executive Board member, Tri-Caucus Staff Associations Environmental Policy Working Group leader, and two-term member of CHSA’s Advisory Committee, Javier has undoubtedly made our organization stronger. In addition to 11 years of service to the Capitol Hill community, we are grateful to have had such strong leadership, compassion, and expertise to look to as our Board and membership navigated the ongoing pandemic.
“Javier has accepted a new position as Senior Director of Government Relations for the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies.
“During his time in Congress, Javier has been a mentor and friend to many CHSA staffers. His personal office, advocacy, and committee experience in both chambers made him an asset to the offices he served in and to informing the work of our organization. Javier never hesitated to make himself available to share his experiences and lessons learned with CHSA members and has stayed engaged in every aspect of CHSA life. He will be missed, but we are certain Javier will return to the softball field as a Chili Dog in the near future and continue to carry CHSA’s mission forward to uplift Hispanic and Latinx staff in his next endeavor. CHSA wishes him the best of luck in his new capacity.”
Javier was born and raised in San Diego, CA and is a proud alumnus of Cal State Fullerton and of the California State University D.C. Internship Program. He got his start as an intern for then Senator Barbara Boxer and over the years, worked in the following offices: U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Congresswoman Nanette D. Barragan, Congressman Jeff Van Drew, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. He lives in Wheaton, MD with his wife and their two dogs, Bear and Blanca.