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Portrait of Rey León

Rey León

Mayor of Huron

Rey León is the mayor of Huron, California and the founder and executive director of The LEAP Institute (Latino Equity Advocacy & Policy), a valley-based Latino nonprofit organization. He was born in Fresno and raised in the Huron area. Currently based in Fresno County, he focuses on economic, environmental, transportation and climate justice, clean energy, green jobs, and community development. He has been working to ensure that environmental justice principles are advanced in the region’s institutions and culture. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where he obtained a BA in Chicano studies with an emphasis in public health.