KC's La Raza chapter endorses Koster for Missouri AG

Democratic attorney general candidate Chris Koster picked up an endorsement late last week from the Kansas City Chapter of the National Council of La Raza.

La Raza is a civil rights and advocacy group for Latinos.

In a statement, chapter President Lali Garcia called Koster the “most prepared Democrat to advance the agenda of the Latino community.”

“Chris's experience as Cass County prosecuting attorney and in the state senate, as well as his sincere commitment to the issues that matter most to the next generation of Latino Missourians, are the reasons that La Raza is proud to endorse Chris Koster for attorney general,” Garcia said in the statement.

The Koster campaign cheered the endorsement as evidence of the candidate’s broad base of support.

“In my 15 years of public service, I have consistently fought for good jobs and workers' rights, safe streets, and a public education system that benefits all of Missouri's children,” Koster said in the staement. “I look forward to working with the Hispanic community on these critical issues and a wide array of others as Missouri's next attorney general. I am honored and humbled by La Raza's support.”