Miami-Dade: Vote for Democrats in August 2020

The August election is extremely important for Miami-Dade County.

On the ballot this August:

  • County Mayor
  • County Commissioners
  • Property Appraiser
  • State Attorney
  • School Board Races
  • Primaries for State House and Senate races
  • Municipal Elections
  • County Judges
  • Democratic Committeepersons

And the Miami-Dade Democratic Party has made endorsements in the following races:

Our Endorsement for Property Appraiser: Marisol Zenteno

“Marisol Zenteno is exactly the type of accomplished, forward-looking professional we need running the Miami-Dade Office of Property Appraiser,” said Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis. Read more here.

Our Endorsement for Board of County Commissioners, District 7: Cindy Lerner

“Mayor Lerner has a track record of creating change and advocating for the most vulnerable in our society,” said Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis. Read more here.

Our Endorsement for Re-Election to the Board of County Commissioners, District 5: Eileen Higgins

“Commissioner Eileen Higgins has done a fantastic job representing District 5 on the Board of County Commissioners,” said Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis. Read more here.

Our Endorsement for Board of County Commissioners, District 11: Robert Asencio

“Western Dade deserves someone working for them in County government who will confront the threat of coronavirus head-on and push for better testing, better contact tracing and better guidelines so businesses aren’t operating in an atmosphere of uncertainty,” said Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis. “That’s exactly the type of leadership we can expect from Robert Asencio.” Read more here.

Our Endorsement in School Board District 3: Lucia Baez-Geller

“Lucia Baez-Geller is a teacher, an advocate, a union steward, and she will make a fantastic school board member,” said Steve Simeonidis, Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. “Lucia Baez-Geller is an active DEC member and has constantly worked to improve her community through her teaching, and her activism. We would be lucky to have her serving the community on the Miami-Dade School Board.” Read more here.

Our Endorsement in School Board District 5: Dr. Mara Zapata

“We are thrilled to support Dr. Mara Zapata in her race for Miami-Dade School Board,” said Steve Simeonidis, Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. “While Dr. Zapata has a strong background in education, what fueled her decision to run her desire to bring equity into the classroom. She knows that public education should serve the needs of all children equally. I look forward to working with Dr. Zapata when she is a member of the Miami-Dade School Board.” Read more here.

Our Endorsement in School Board District 7: Dr. Marie-Flore Lindor Latortue

“We are thrilled to support our member, Dr. Marie Flore Lindor Latortue in her race for Miami-Dade School Board,” said Steve Simeonidis, Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. “Dr. Latortue is a force of nature and changes any room she is in—for the better. I cannot wait for her to join the Miami-Dade County School Board.” Read more here.

Our Endorsement in School Board District 9: Dr. Nancy Lawther

“Rarely have we had the honor of endorsing such a qualified candidate for school board,” said Steve Simeonidis, Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. “Dr. Lawther is past president of the Miami-Dade County Council PTA/PTSA and chair of Citizens’ Coalition for Miami-Dade Public Schools. She is a committed DEC member, and has offered multiple level legislative courses for prospective Florida House candidates. Her insights on the legislative process and the needs of our students and teachers will make her invaluable on the School Board, and I look forward to continuing to work with her after she wins her election.” Read more here.