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.

The Miami-Dade Democratic Party spent nearly half a million dollars in 2020 and contributed countless volunteer hours to increase the number of Democrats signed up for Vote-by-Mail and to get out the vote for the August Primary. This led to an unprecedented voter outreach campaign, with direct voter contacts of nearly 200,000 voters alongside an aggressive digital campaign.

“The Get-Out-The-Vote campaign for August was an important test of our digital and field operations leading into the November Election,” said Steve Simeonidis, Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. “What we saw tonight was a vindication of months and years of planning, fundraising, hiring, and hard work on the part of the Democratic Executive Committee. It shows that Democrats in Miami-Dade are ready for change, and we intend to translate that into a big victory for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and Democrats up and down the ballot on November 3.” 


The Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee is the governing body of the Democratic Party in Miami-Dade County. Its mission is to build and sustain a strong Democratic Party in Miami-Dade County for the purpose of electing Democratic candidates to offices at all levels of government.

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