For the first time ever, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party has filed candidates to challenge every single Republican State House Seat. 

"It's time that Miami-Dade Republicans got the message: No more free rides," said chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. 

Join us in supporting our young champions and let them know they made the right decision by running for office as Democrats

Republicans in our state legislature have failed over and over again to tackle Florida's most pressing problems: Medicaid expansion, raising the minimum wage, and adequately funding our public education system, to name a few. Because of their inaction, over one million people will continue to suffer from lack of health insurance who would otherwise be covered under the federal expansion. Over 1.2 million Floridians must still struggle to make ends meet working for minimum wage, after Miami-Dade Republican state representative Carlos Trujillo refused to even hear debate on a bill to raise the wage.

Our candidates will run on these issues — and the message that it is time for a change of leadership in Tallahassee. 

Meet all seven candidates after the jump.

Our seven candidates:
Mariano Corcilli (district 111, open seat), an attorney, former criminal prosecutor, and veterans' advocate who served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Marines Corps. Learn more & contribute to Mariano's campaign here.
Juan Carlos Cuba (district 116 - J Felix Diaz), Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party and a former White House appointee and Obama field director. Learn more here.
Kristopher Decossard (district 115 - Bileca), a Cuban-American, Miami native, proud FIU alum, and Army veteran raised by a single mother who plans to continue serving his country in public office. Learn more here.
Nelson Milian (district 110 - Oliva), a Cuban-American tech entrepreneur from Hialeah and founder of a youth summer camp focusing on the intersection of technology and the arts; Learn more here.
Carlos Pereira (district 105 - Trujillo), a community organizer and president of the Venezuelan-American Democratic Club. Learn more here.
Omar Rivero (district 118 - Artiles), a Cornell graduate and digital entrepreneur who built an online organizing community of over 300,000 progressive political activists. Learn more here.
Milagro Ruiz (district 119 - Nunez), a Honduran-American schoolteacher of nearly 20 years, proud Miami-Dade College and St. Thomas University graduate. Learn more here.
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