Alex is the son of Cuban immigrants that landed in New Jersey via Spain and said he wants to be the Hispanic face of the local GOP much as Marco Rubio is trying to be the Savior of the national Republicans according to Time. The difference is that Alex is rational person who understands the need for compromise to make government function. He tossed out a few ideas at our meeting tonight to raise revenue such as a tax amnesty for delinquent property owners and expressed reluctance to slash county jobs sacrificing customer service. Milanes doesn't support the recent move to cut out the local tax collectors saying it needs more study. His reluctance to tow the party line got him kicked out of the local Young Republican outfit. He has been a regular at Blogfest.