Miami Dems Chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein Appointed to DNC Leadership
"Todos Unidos Pa'lante"
At their summer meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona last week, the Democratic National Committee elected Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair and FDP Vice-Chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein to three leadership positions: executive committee member, Chair of the Hispanic Caucus for the southern region, and Vice-Chair of the Small Business Council.
"Annette has shown tremendous leadership in Florida," said DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. "I'm so excited to have Annette join our team at the national level."
"I am thrilled to join the leadership of the DNC and to collaborate with other Democratic leaders across the country, to move our party and more states, including Florida, to the blue column. It's no secret that the Hispanic vote in Florida and nationally was key to victory in 2012, and will continue to determine elections in 2014 and beyond. I'm honored to serve under the leadership of DNC Chair, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Todos Unidos Pa'lante," added Taddeo-Goldstein.
The Miami-Dade Democratic community is well-represented within the DNC. Miami businessman and long-time Democratic leader Steve Bittel was re-elected as a general member and re-appointed to the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee at this year's summer meeting. And on the executive committee, Taddeo-Goldstein joins Andy Tobias, DNC Treasurer since 1999, and Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner, representing the Democratic Municipal Officials' organization.
Under Taddeo-Goldstein's tenure as chair of the Miami Dems, the party expanded their team to include several former Obama organizers; kickstarted several new Hispanic Democratic Clubs; and are currently spearheading a south Florida candidate recruitment initiative to build the Democratic bench and take back Tallahassee in 2014.