Gutierrez, Francisco J 1999-06-05

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Francisco Gutierrez discusses his involvement with politics in Lubbock, Texas and Lubbock’s Hispanic community.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Francisco J. Gutierrez

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Date: June 5, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel U. Sanchez

Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes


Tape 1: Gutierrez Francisco J, Politics, Involvement, 3rd party movement, Involvement (again), 1990 city council election – Lubbock Texas, Trejo Maggie, Switching parties, 1996 city council election – Lubbock Texas, 1998 city council election – Lubbock Texas, Campaigning, Hernandez Victor, Republican Party, Bush George W., Lubbock Texas, Minority involvement in politics, Vietnam War, Surviving, Commitment to help others, Being active in the community, Education, Younger generations lack of motivation, Education (continued), Bringing about change, Gutierrez Francisco J., Goals once he is elected, Influencing people to vote, Flores Gilbert, Hispanic community, Involvement in the nation, Young generation, Voting apathy, Problems, Trying to motivate, Advice for young people, Reasons, Educating, Politics, Lubbock, Texas, Minority candidates, Morales Marciano, Education (again), GI Forum, Scholarships, Encouragement.

Tape 2: Gutierrez Francisco J. (again), Education, Hispanic community (again), Bringing about political and economic change, Voting, Discrimination, College Graduates, Responsibilities to the community, Speaking in schools, Lubbock Texas (again), Elected city officials, Hispanic representation, Givens Ron, Opinions, Hernandez Victor (again), Fiestas Committee, East-West Freeway, Impact, Arnett-Benson area, Lubbock Texas (continued), East-West Freeway (continued), Friendship Arch, Beautification programs, Hispanic Heritage and Cultural Arts Center, Politics, Velasquez, Willis (?), Political Parties, Gutierrez, David, Winning the sheriff’s race, Sign of change, Career, Changes he has made, Possible opportunities, Political parties, Republican Party movements and ideas.

Tape 3: Republican Party movements and ideas (continued), Struggle for power, Politicians, Obligations, Flores, Gilbert (again), Understanding politics, Gutierrez, Francisco J. (again), Foreign classmates at Texas Tech University, Opportunities in the United States, Afterthoughts on political career, [This side ends after 15 minutes].

Range Dates: 1965-1999

Bulk Dates: 1965-1999

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