Touting her business management experience, years in Washington, D.C. working with elected officials from all over the country, and tenure providing counsel and technical assistance to individuals seeking to transition from social assistance to financial independence, Lita L. Leo announced her campaign for Hidalgo County Treasurer.
“This is an exciting time for Hidalgo County with a growing, young population and thriving economic development opportunities,” said Lita Leo, candidate for Hidalgo County Treasurer. “These drivers mean increased county revenues and a stronger need for accountability from the treasury to ensure all accounts receivables are properly managed, reconciled and available for county leaders to meet the needs of the citizens of Hidalgo County. It is a job that I am aptly suited to execute.”
Prior to her candidacy, Lita worked as a Case Manager at the County of Hidalgo Community Service Agency (CSA) advising clients on a wide range of strategies to gain self-sufficiency from financial literacy such as balancing a checkbook and budgeting, to job training and educational development to maintaining gainful employment. Before joining the county, Leo served as General Manager of WFLeo Enterprises managing three small businesses as well as multiple real estate properties and commercial accounts.
Lita’s history of public service has deep roots. She worked as regional director for Voto Latino engaging Latino youths in the South Texas area to register to vote; served as a Commissioner on the Housing Authority of Hidalgo County; as a Precinct Chair for the Hidalgo County Democratic Party and is current chair of the Planning and Zoning Committee in the City of La Joya. Her service also consists of time in Washington, D.C. as a government service manager for the National League of Cities (NLC). In that capacity, Lita served as the chief liaison for various caucus groups, that included Latino officials from municipalities from California to New Jersey and Puerto Rico and provided counsel, event support and technical assistance on behalf of NLC.
She is a proud graduate of La Joya High School and Texas Tech University. She is the daughter of political activist, former Mayor of La Joya and Hidalgo County Clerk William “Billy” Leo and Filomena Leo, a former superintendent of schools.