Born in Mexicali, Mexico, Leticia is one of eight children. At the age of 12, she immigrated to the US, settling in Washington State with her family. Very early on, Leticia learned the importance of hard work and perseverance. During their first five years in the US, Leticia worked in the fields, side by side with her siblings and parents. With their earnings, the Fraga family was eventually able to purchase their own plot of land on which they cultivated asparagus.
Since those early years, the Fragas have worked hard and prospered in their adoptive country. They are doctors, entrepreneurs, government workers and active members of their communities. With your support, they hope to add a public servant to their ranks.
In Seattle, Leticia had a successful career as a Civil Rights Specialist with the King County Office of Civil Rights Enforcement. An accomplished facilitator, Leticia successfully resolved the majority of her cases through mediation and developed expertise training other investigators at the state and federal levels. With background and experience in fair housing policy, Leticia conducted monthly training sessions for landlords and members of the Washington Real Estate Association. Leticia was appointed to and served on Seattle’s Civil Rights Commission, and was an active member of that city’s Police and Community Relations committee.
In 1999 Leticia settled in New Jersey with her husband, Steven Nadler, a scientist and executive at Bristol Myers Squibb and a native of New Jersey. She resumed her formal education at Rider University from which she graduated with an associate’s degree in 2002.
Leticia and Steven live on Houghton Road in Princeton. They are the parents of 11 year-old twins, Ben and Sofia, who are 6th graders at John Witherspoon Middle School. Leticia is also the proud mother of three adult children and the grandmother of seven.
For the past 11 years, Leticia has worked to advance social justice in Princeton and surrounding areas. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF), Vice Chair of Princeton Human Services Commission, and Chair of the Princeton Civil Rights Committee. Additionally, Leticia works with colleagues as a board member of the Princeton YWCA, Princeton Community Housing and Princeton’s ‘Send Hunger Packing’ Committee.
In many ways, Leticia’s story speaks to the persistent possibility of the American Dream. All the roads that she has travelled have prepared her to run for public office and represent the people of Princeton. As a citizen, a professional, an immigrant, a mother and a community volunteer, she is seeking elected office as a way to bring people together and keep that dream a reality.
She looks forward to meeting you.