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 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.” 

Since 2013, Rep. Jones has fought for the people of Florida House District 101 and passed meaningful legislation despite being a member of the minority party. From advocating and securing funding for youth mentoring, to championing legislation that increases transparency between the public and law enforcement, he is rightfully proud of his record. Born and raised in Miami Gardens, who has called West Park home for nearly two decades, Rep. Jones knows firsthand the challenges that the residents of Senate District 35 face.

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