The Los Angeles Times has published a story about persons with dual citizenship, with a particular focus on Salvadorans who become US citizens but keep their citizenship back in El Salvador as well. The article starts with the story of one Southern Californian who has returned to El Salvador to enter local politics:
Salvador Gomez Gochez was 25 when he first came to Los Angeles with $3 in his pocket and painful memories of his Salvadoran homeland torn apart by repression and war.
Working his way up from a parking lot attendant to a manager, he learned English, bought a home, volunteered for a Salvadoran community organization and became a U.S. citizen, grateful to the country he says saved his life.
But Gomez Gochez, now 54, also retained his Salvadoran citizenship. Now, as a dual citizen, he has made the dramatic decision to return to his impoverished hometown in El Salvador and run for mayor after nearly three decades away. His hope: to revive his town's agricultural base with his U.S. contacts and empower the villagers with U.S. practices of participatory democracy.(more)
He's not the first to run for mayor this way. In 2006, a Virginia resident ran for mayor of Intipuca.