MIAMI-DADE, FL: Former Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner won the highest vote share in today’s primary in County Commission District 7 and will move on to the November runoff in a position of strength.
Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair, Steve Simeonidis, issued the following statement, congratulating Mayor Lerner for her first-place showing.
“Mayor Lerner has shown the strength of her support throughout County Commission District 7. I congratulate her on her first place showing tonight and I look forward to celebrating her election to the Board of County Commissioners in the November runoff. We were proud to endorse her in this race, and we are proud that she has earned the support of the overwhelming plurality of the residents of District 7. We are ready to get to work to ensure she is elected in November, along with the rest of our slate of Democrats.”
Miami-Dade Democrats Congratulate Rep. Javier Fernandez on Winning the Democratic Nomination to Florida Senate District 39
MIAMI-DADE, FL: Florida Representative Javier Fernandez has won the primary to become the Democratic nominee for Florida Senate District 39. He will face a well-funded Republican opponent on the November ballot as Republicans try to hold on to this district which spans from the Florida Keys in Monroe County to include much of Southern Miami-Dade County.
Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair, Steve Simeonidis, issued the following statement, congratulating Rep. Fernandez on his victory.
“I congratulate Javier Fernandez on becoming the Democratic nominee for Florida Senate District 39. Winning Senate District 39 is a top priority of the Florida Democratic Party and the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, and we are excited to get to work supporting Rep. Fernandez’s campaign.”
The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has registered nearly 2,000 new Democrats and signed up more than 25,000 Democrats for Vote-By-Mail ballots in the Miami-Dade portion of Senate District 39 since January of 2020. “We will continue to invest staff time, digital spending and volunteer hours to flip Senate District 39 blue in November,” stated Steve Simeonidis, Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair.
Miami-Dade Democrats Congratulate Rep. Shevrin Jones on Winning the Democratic Nomination to Florida Senate District 35
Rep. Jones is on the path to become the first openly gay Black member of the Florida Senate
MIAMI-DADE, FL: Florida Representative Shevrin Jones has won the primary to become the Democratic nominee for Florida Senate District 35. He will face a write-in opponent on the November ballot.
Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair, Steve Simeonidis, issued the following statement, congratulating Rep. Jones on his historic victory.
“Shevrin Jones has made history tonight. Winning his primary today, he has taken one more step toward that moment in November, when he will be elected the first openly gay Black member of the Florida Senate. Miami-Dade Democrats are proud of the progress this represents and we are proud of Rep. Jones’ advocacy for all Floridians in Tallahassee.”
The August election is extremely important for Miami-Dade County. We have the opportunity to elect a Democrat as Mayor, along with many others to the County Commission and School Board.
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The August election is extremely important for Miami-Dade County. We have the opportunity to elect a Democrat as Mayor, along with many others to the County Commission and School Board. We no longer suggest sending back ballots by mail. Please drop your mail-in-ballot off at an early voting location, or just show up with your mask and vote. Locations listed below. Please stay safe. Check your ballot status at checkmyballot.miami
We Will Work To Ensure Sen. Kamala Harris is the next Vice President of the United States
MIAMI-DADE: Today, Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign announced that he had picked Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate. The Miami-Dade Democratic Party released the following statement congratulating the pair.
Statement from Steve Simeonidis, Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party:
“Vice President Biden has chosen an extraordinary public servant to become the next Vice President of the United States. Not only will Senator Kamala Harris be the first woman vice president, and the first Black and Asian Vice President in our nation’s history, she will also help us restore the soul of the nation. We have no doubt the Biden-Harris administration will bring back honor and dignity to the White House, get the pandemic under control by listening to science, and put our economy back on track by reinvesting in American workers.”Read more
MIAMI-DADE, FL: Today, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party released the following statement:
“The Miami-Dade Democratic Party affirms that we recognize the diversity within all communities and specifically that within the Black community there are myriad cultures and subcultures, all equally deserving of recognition, respect, and representation.”