Worcester, MA- October 13, 2022. Senator Michael Moore of the second Worcester district, nominated Alex Guardiola for a Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Latino Excellence Award. The Latino Excellence Awards is the MA Black and Latino Legislative Caucus’ premier Hispanic Heritage Month Event. Each legislator is given the opportunity to nominate an outstanding Latino leader, trailblazer, and/or changemaker who continues to make a significant contribution to the district that legislator represents.
Guardiola, born in El Paso, Texas, has lived in Worcester for nearly 40 years. After earning his law degree from the New England School of Law, Alex worked for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office as inspector in the business and labor protection bureau, where he received the Edward J. McCormack Jr. Award for Excellence in 2006.
He then worked at Commonwealth Medicine, a program through UMass Medical School in Worcester, where he investigated medical fraud. He was the assistant campaign manager on the committee to elect Tim Murray, who served as lieutenant governor and is now the president and CEO of the Worcester chamber. Alex joined the Chamber staff in 2018.
Guardiola lobbies the state government for small businesses and has been a tremendous advocate and supporter of residents and business owners in Worcester County. He serves on the board of the Worcester nonprofit YOU Inc., the Worcester Regional Food Hub, and the Worcester Education Collaborative. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, he assisted local businesses in navigating federal Paycheck Protection Program loans, helped businesses reopen, and provided legal guidance to those in need. In his spare time, he volunteers around Worcester at the Friendly House, the Vernon Hill crime watch, his church, and local food pantries.
Guardiola was honored on October 13th at the 2022 Latino Excellence Award ceremony that took place over Zoom.