Miami-Dade Democrats Congratulate Lucia Baez-Geller for her First Place Finish

MIAMI-DADE, FL: Miami Beach High School teacher Lucia Baez-Geller has advanced to the November runoff in first place for the race for School Board District 3. 

Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair, Steve Simeonidis, issued the following statement, congratulating Lucia Baez-Geller for her first-place showing.

“Lucia Baez-Geller has shown the strength of her support throughout School Board District 3. I congratulate her on winning the plurality of voters in her district tonight and I look forward to celebrating her election to the School Board in the November runoff. We were proud to endorse her in this race, and we are proud that she has earned such strong support throughout her district. We are ready to get to work to ensure she is elected in November, along with the rest of our slate of Democrats.”

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.” 

Lucia Baez-Geller has 15 years of teaching experience at Miami Beach Senior High, and has been a part of this community for over 30 years. She is a first generation Colombian-Cuban American, and her parents instilled in her the importance of education. She has been a steward and active member of her teachers union, and has been active with education policy in Miami-Dade County, Tallahassee, and Washington, DC. Lucia is running for School Board because she believes in building our future one student at a time.


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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