The Republican National Hispanic Assembly of North Carolina is dedicated to securing continued economic opportunities, supporting conservative values, and ensuring the rights and liberties set by our Founding Fathers for
ALL Americans, continue to be for ALL Americans.
Eduardo AndradE CHAIRMAN Eduardo was born in Panama City, Panama and immigrated with his mother and sister to the United States when was just 2 years old. His family decided to settle down in Gaston County, North Carolina where Eduardo grew up and graduated from East Gaston High School in Mount Holly. While at East Gaston Eduardo received a full athletic scholarship for cross country and track & field to attend St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, North Carolina. While attending St. Andrews, Eduardo graduated with general honors, majored in History, minored in political science and was the student body President his junior and senior year. After graduating from college Eduardo starting working full time as a political staffer and most recently worked on the 2020 Trump Victory campaign in North Carolina as a Regional Field Director for the NCGOP. After the 2020 election he joined Congressman Patrick McHenry as his new campaign manager and where he is employed currently. While working as a political staffer Eduardo has completed his master’s in Public Administration and Policy at American University and also helped create his family eggnog business that is popular during the holidays. Eduardo started as the secretary and, shortly after became the political director with the RNHA-NC during the 2022 cycle when the organization was formed. He helped to make sure the state chapter stayed engaged with constituents, candidates and elected officials on what was important to the Latin community and how best to grow the state chapter. As chairman Eduardo will be focused in county chapter growth, membership growth, and fundraising to build the RNHA-NC’s financial independence. With these goals of county chapter, membership growth, and building strong financial structures, this will ensure the RNHA-NC is a solid-state organization not just for the next year but for the next decade.
Sandy MoyeR SecretarY Sandy was born in Brooklyn NY but spent most of her formative years in Dominican Republic up until college when she returned to the US. She has been married for 20 years to her best friend and is the mother of three beautiful children. She went to seminary for her degree in ministry and is working on her second degree in business. In 2022 she ran for school board. She has since involved herself in various communitarian efforts. She’s involved in her local party and looking for ways to reach out to the growing Hispanic community in her county.
Cristian Patino State Treasurer Cristian was born in Medellín, Colombia, is a business owner and entrepreneur with 12 years of experience in the financial services industry and currently developing his new record label in his home country, where his main focus is to help young artists with limited to no access to recording their projects, have all they need to be able to record and distribute their music on different digital platforms. Cristian has been very involved in serving the community since his high school years, from helping cleaning beaches to volunteering at the Mexican consulate in Miami FL, as well as teaching families how to better handle their finances at El Centro Hispano in NC. Cristian now serves as Treasurer at the RNHA-NC where he hopes to make a positive impact not only in the organization but also in the community
Juan Pleitez VICE-CHair Juan is a graduate at William Peace University and is honored to have been elected as Vice-Chairman of the RNHA-NC. In High School, Juan focused heavily on charity work and developed a passion for serving his community. Looking for new ways to actively serve and give back to his hometown of Lenoir, Juan started volunteering for his local GOP. This started a journey that has given Juan the opportunity to serve various capacities in campaigns. He has served in offices such as Congressman Patrick McHenry, Office of the North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, and the North Carolina House of Representatives where he currently serves as a Junior Staffer. Throughout his term, he hopes to use his experience to make the RNHA-NC a vibrant and active organization that has the potential to make an impact on the Latino community across the great State of North Carolina.
Eric ChacoN Memebership Chair Eric is a native to Durham, NC. Eric graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors in Political Science. He has previously served as member to the Durham Citizens Advisory Committee as well to the Human Relations Commission. Eric’s first campaign involvement was in 2015 volunteering for Senator Marco Rubio’s Presidential campaign. He also worked as a field organizer for the Trump Victory program in Georgia, after the 2020 election Eric went on to work for a field strategy firm in where he was a field director and deputy director in multiple campaigns across the country from local to federal campaigns. Eric’s most recent campaign was through the National Republican Senatorial Committee, in which he was the state director, working to get then congressman Ted Budd elected to the senate, Eric ran the Hispanic outreach program “Operacion VAMOS” in which he traveled the state of North Carolina talking to the Hispanic community in order to persuade them to vote Republican. The program was such a success, it led to the first Hispanic coalition for any candidate running for office from any major political party in the history of North Carolina “Todos con Ted Budd”. Eric’s knowledge of North Carolina, passion for politics and campaigns will be a great asset for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of North Carolina.
EMMANUEL RUIZ DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION Emmanuel is a first-generation Southerner born to political asylees from Colombia. Though born in Greenville, North Carolina, he is proud to call the colonial capital of New Bern home. His entry into politics began at age 15 as a volunteer for Nick Freitas’s 2018 Senate Campaign in Virginia. It was this experience that began his love for liberty. Since then, Emmanuel has aided in the Odham for Mayor campaign as the Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, a Field Organizer for the North Carolina Republican Party, and had the great privilege of working with Ron DeSantis for Governor campaign in 2022. The Lord gave Emmanuel a special passion for educating his generation in the values of Faith and Freedom. He has started the Liberty Youth Coalition, an organization dedicated to educating and mobilizing the next generation of leaders in the ideas of liberty. He brings this passion to the NC RNHA. He plans on bringing Hispanic youth into the RNHA with a focus on strong policy positions and a digital first strategy.