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.

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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.”

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Election Day August 18: Where to vote for Miami-Dade Mayor and other key local races

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.

At this point, if you have not already voted, please be sure to vote on Tuesday. Please stay safe.
Look up your voting location here

If you received a mailed ballot, we suggest taking it with you to your voting location. You will need to vote again and your mailed ballot will be discarded. Alternatively, you can bring your completed mail ballot to one of the four locations listed below.

If you already voted by mail, check your ballot status at checkmyballot.miami

If your ballot was rejected for missing or incorrect signature, please see instructions on how you can ensure your vote counts

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Why re-electing Commissioner Eileen Higgins matters for Miami and Miami Beach...

In 2018, Eileen Higgins upset the establishment, and brought a fresh progressive voice to Miami-Dade government. She is running in 2020 against two Republicans, and they want to try and force a runoff. Let’s not let them. We have other things to focus on in November. Eileen represents county district 5, which encompasses Little Havana, parts of Miami Beach, Downtown, Brickell, The Roads, Silver Bluff, and Shenandoah.

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This weekend: Where to vote for Miami-Dade Mayor and other key local races

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

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