MIAMI-DADE, FL: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed former Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner for election to the Board of County Commissioners in District 7.
Mayor Lerner served as mayor of Pinecrest, Florida for 8 years, elected in November 2008 and serving until 2016. A nationally recognized leader on climate change policies, Mayor Lerner attended White House discussions on climate issues and participated in the US - China Climate Leader’ Summit in Los Angeles in 2015 and as a presenter at the Summit in Beijing in 2016. She is a Past President of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities, and served on the Miami-Dade County Community Based Care Alliance.Read more
MIAMI-DADE, FL: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed Commissioner Eileen Higgins for re-election to the Board of County Commissioners in District 5.
Eileen Higgins was elected on June 19th, 2018 to serve as the County Commissioner for District 5, a district that includes parts of Miami Beach, Downtown, and Brickell as well as Coral Way neighborhoods like the Roads, Silver Bluff, and Shenandoah — along with Little Havana and West Flagler to the north. Commissioner Higgins has fought for resiliency in the face of a changing environment, common sense gun reforms to keep us safe, and programs that afford everyone an equal shot at the American Dream. From more reliable transportation to sea level rise, from affordable housing to better paying jobs, she is a champion for the policies that help everyone in our community succeed.Read more
MIAMI-DADE, FL: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed former State Representative Robert Asencio for election to the Board of County Commissioners in District 11.
Mr. Asencio is a former state representative for House District 118, serving in the Florida House of Representatives from 2016 to 2018. He’s now running to represent County Commission District 11, which includes large portions of Western Miami-Dade, including parts of West Tamiami, Kendall, The Hammocks, Country Walk, Kendale Lakes, FIU campus and large tracts of Miccosukee land. Rep. Asencio is running to improve transportation for district residents, as well as improving the economic opportunities for this district.Read more
MIAMI-DADE, FL: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed Marisol Zenteno for Miami-Dade Property Appraiser.
Marisol Zenteno was until recently the chair of the Miami-Dade County Commission on human rights, and is a past president of the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County. Zenteno has over fifteen years’ experience appraising properties in Miami-Dade County as a State General Appraiser, and is running on a platform to bring the property appraiser’s office into the twenty-first century with stronger support for its diverse workforce and outreach in multiple languages for the general public they serve.
As educators, parents, and students struggle with the uncertainties surrounding the 2020-2021 school year, voters will have important decisions to make in the August elections, including deciding the future of the Miami-Dade School Board.
The endorsement process for School Board candidates originated with an invitation to all registered Democrats in the race to send materials for consideration. The materials submitted highlighted the candidates’ personal backgrounds, experience, and their views on key issues of concern to Democratic Party members, including affordable housing, public transit, combating racism, LGBT rights, women’s rights, environmental concerns, and a living wage. A panel of Democratic Party leaders, facilitated by First Vice Chair Maria-Elena Lopez, then interviewed all candidates who responded, and referred their recommendations to the Democratic Party Steering Committee. These recommendations were in turn approved by a supermajority and referred to the larger Democratic Executive Committee, which voted to support the endorsed candidates. This county-wide endorsement is part of an unprecedented year-long effort on the part of Miami-Dade Democrats to engage voters, organize, and ultimately defeat the White House occupant in 2020 and elect Democrats up and down the ticket.