Chair: Juan Cuba
Juan was born in Lima, Peru and was three years old when his parents immigrated to the United States in search of a better future. He got his start in politics in 2007 traveling the country for then-Senator Obama's presidential campaign which then led to a job at the White House. After three years in DC, Juan returned to Miami and ran Obama's 2012 get-out-the-vote effort in Miami-Dade and surrounding counties. He's served in multiple political leadership roles including Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Dems, Political Director of SEIU Florida, New Leaders Council fellow, and Board Member of Engage Miami.

First Vice Chair: Ricky Junquera
Ricky was born in Miami and grew up in Westchester where he was Student Body President his senior year at Southwest Miami Senior High School. He attended Boston University where he would receive a bachelor's degree in Political Science and received a master’s degree in intercultural communications from Lesley University. He fell in love with politics working on campaigns for Joe Garcia. In Winter 2014 he moved to Washington, D.C. and became Communications Director for Congressman Henry Cuellar of San Antonio, Laredo, and the Rio Grande Valley just as Trump was starting his run for President. Later that fall he accepted a position as a Regional Press Secretary for Sierra Club, and has been fighting for environmental, economic, and social justice ever since. A member of the National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and National Association of LGBT Journalists he travels the United States teaching college students how to engage with media in the 21st Century.

State Committeeman: Aaron McKinney

State Committeewoman: Francesca Menes
Francesca was born and raised in Miami's Little Haiti Community. She is a proud FIU graduate receiving her B.A.in Political Science & Women Studies and a Master's in Public Administration, with a certificate in Community Development. She is a dedicated fighter for justice who has been engaged in various aspects our community. From being appointed to several county advisory boards to serving for the past 8 years on the board of the Miami-Dade Young Democrats. Francesca is committed to creating spaces in our communities where we can embrace our own power within the electoral & political process where we can ultimately impact change. #TogetherWeBuild

Secretary: (vacant)

Treasurer: William Byatt

Outreach Vice Chair: Erika Grohoski Peralta

Program Vice Chair: Chris Riker
Chris, a graduate of Barry U with a dual-degree, was an elected pledged delegate to the national convention for Sen. Bernie Sanders. He's served as a past Co-Chair of the Florida College Democrats Progressive Caucus and 3-term president of the Barry U Democrats. Campaigns and causes he's worked on include United for Care, PACT, Scott Fuhrman, Jose Javier Rodriguez, and more. He was awarded the Barry University Community Impact Award in 2016 for his work with local civil rights groups and elected officials.

 


 

General Counsel - Steve Simeonidis
Parliamentarian - Edith Owens
Sergeant-at-Arms - Deltravis Williams
Credentials Committee Chair - John Wander  <credentials@miamidadedems.org>
Affirmative Action Committee Chair - Kevin Chambliss
Voter Registration Committee Chair - Marybeth Prusher <marybethprusher@gmail.com>
Issues Committee Chair - Maria Elena Lopez <issues@miamidadedems.org>
Legislative Liaison - Ron Bilbao
Interclub Council - Laura Wagner
Labor Committee Chair - Sardebra Wright
Communications Committee Chair - Charles Walter <comms@miamidadedems.org>
Finance Committee Chair - Skip Pita and Shannon del Prado
Rules and Bylaws Committee Chair - Hank Honig
Campaign Committee Chair - Steven Dloogoff <campaign@miamidadedems.org>