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Naomi Arjona Rosas, left, is running for mayor in Progreso and is the port city’s first-ever transgender candidate. Photo: Facebook

The Party of the Democratic Revolution will nominate a trans woman as their candidate for Progreso’s highest elected office.

“Naomi Arjona Rosas will run in the next elections on June 6 as the first trans candidate championed by the PRD in the port of Progreso, Yucatán,” an official bulletin states. “The leader is a historical figure in the fight for the rights of the LGBTTTIQ community since she was also the first trans woman to marry in the state of Yucatán.”

The current mayor, Julián Zacarías Curi, was elected in 2018 under the PAN ticket. That party, which dominates Yucatán, was still seeking candidates as of Friday.

Arjona Rosas registered Friday at PRD headquarters while electoral authorities looked on, party officials said.

On hand during the registry was state Diversity Coordinator Ofelia Morales Ordaz; District 9 Coordinator Manuel May López; community leader Eduardo Sobrino Sierra; and the president of Sol Azteca, Luis Manzanero Villanueva.

Naomi Arjona — who is informally known as Nina — has a degree in art education and is “highly appreciated in the port of Progreso and comiserías,” PRD said. “She has a great altruistic trajectory with citizens of all genders and social strata in the fight for their human rights.”

Arjona Rosas sees “three big stones in its shoes,” as she put it. Safety, jobs and insufficient health care. The latter issue hit close to home for the candidate, who said that her sister died recently in a local hospial due to medical negligence.

“All of this led me to make changes and say ‘enough is enough,’ face them and get to work on it in the coming campaign,” she told local media.

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