Elections for Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party

On Monday, February 18th, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party's executive committee will hold elections for a new Chair of the party. The Chair serves as leader of the local party, working with local clubs and leaders to engage and inform voters around important issues and elections.

Representing 600K+ voters, Miami-Dade has the largest number of registered Democrats of any county in Florida.

We thank Juan Cuba for his dedication as Chair for the past two years. After stepping down, a number of qualified candidates have come forward to run for the position. The candidates participated in a forum on Friday, February 8th at the Frankie Shannon Rolle Center.

Click here to watch the entire forum streamed on Facebook

Please click on the candidates below to learn more about their background and perspective on serving as Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. Note that Treasurer William Byatt has dropped out of the race.

JP Bado

Ricky Junquera
Steve Simeonidis
Jeff Solomon

The election will take place at the next Democratic Executive Committee meeting. These meetings are open to the public, but only members of the committee elect the Chair. Newcomers are welcome to attend and learn more about becoming a member. The meeting will take place on Monday, February 18th at 6pm at the Fire Fighters Memorial Building, located at 8000 NW 21st St.

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Join Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava at West Kendall Democrats Meeting on Monday, February 4

West Kendall Democrats are having their second meeting of the year on Monday evening (2/4/2019) from 7pm-8:30pm at Total Wine in Town and Country, located at 11960 Mills Dr, Miami, FL, 33183. If you want to meet like-minded Democrats in your community, stop Trump and elect Democrats here in Miami, this is the club for you! Miami-Dade County Commissioner District 8 Daniella Levine Cava will be our speaker and will address Kendall issues, like the terrible traffic we have to endure daily.

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Juan Cuba: Stepping Down as Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party

Today, after two years of leading the Party, I am stepping down as Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party.

It's been an honor and a privilege to serve as your Chair.

In the last two years, we have won three special elections, flipped two congressional seats, and have done a tremendous amount of infrastructure building, leadership development, and issue work.

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Brunch with Cuban-American Democrats and an update on US/Cuba policy - Saturday, February 2nd

Cuban-American Democrats will kick off a critical year as we work to inform voters on current legislation being drafted and upcoming elections in 2019 and 2020. Join us for brunch on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 10am. Location: Casa Cuba, 5859 SW 73rd St, South Miami.

With regards to Cuba, we will discuss the potential impacts of the revised Cuban constitution, and learn more about Cuba under Miguel Díaz-Canel. What inroads were made under Obama that have been undone by Trump?

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Key information regarding restoration of voter rights in Florida from State Senator Jason Pizzo

Effective Tuesday Jan 8, 2019, over 1 million Florida residents will have their voting rights restored and can register to vote. Register online to vote in Florida

Amendment 4 Update from State Senator Jason Pizzo... On the morning of Monday, Jan 7, several legislators joined me via phone call with the Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin, Supervisor of Elections Christina White, David Maer from the State Attorney’s Office and Public Defender Carlos Martinez. We’ll be regrouping for another meeting to work through other attendant issues, but here’s what we clarified, so far:

  1. The Supervisor of Elections will be accepting registrations beginning on the effective date, Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019.
  2. Those with prior convictions must have completed their “sentence” in order to qualify as “restored”. (There is some disagreement on what is included in a “sentence”, such as court costs, restitution, fines, etc., which we’ll be working to clarify).
  3. The State Attorney’s Office will not be prosecuting anyone who mistakenly checks off the “restored” box. 
  4. The Supervisor confirmed that applications are sent to the State Division of Elections, where she believes voter registration cards will be sent out. 
  5. The burden will be on the State to research and verify if there is any part of the sentence which has not been completed, but this process will not hold up the ability for a registrant to vote.

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