SPECIAL UPDATE: Over the past five years, I have gone out of my way to challenge corrupt legislators like Erik Fresen, Michael Bileca, and David Rivera by running against them regardless of where they run. I have never chosen an easy race. Now I am returning to the district where I lived most of my adult life. Where we raised our kids. Where people care more about the environment we live in than the cable news environment. And by returning, I mean moving, as well as running.
It was State House District 114 where I almost defeated Erik Fresen in 2012 with almost no money, by walking the neighborhoods of Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, and West Miami and talking about the legacy we, as citizens, are going to leave for our kids. The planet we are going to leave for our kids.
If I had walked just a little bit more, we could have avoided a lot of grief for our community. That knowledge has sparked me to run in every State House election since then. My desire to serve is strong. But in all those races, I have never cut corners or cheated or done anything shameful.
A Republican supermajority in the Florida House is as dangerous for Republican residents as it is to Democrats and independents. There is a toxicity in our politics that feeds a self-destructive impulse in our most extreme politicians. So there is a lot a stake. And we don’t have much time. Let’s unite.
We have reached a critical moment in the sustainability of Florida’s environment. Our home values and our lifestyles are being impacted. We Floridians voted for a constitutional amendment to preserve land and resources, and our legislature is ignoring it. Little is being done to address sea levels and flooding. Traffic has become so bad, the economy is choking from it. Our insurance rates are getting jacked up. We are missing out on clean energy jobs, while power and energy companies pollute our bays and aquifers.
Florida’s water is an issue we can ALL support. Send me to Tallahassee and I will do everything I can to protect your home!
Dedicated to protecting home values and our quality of life.
This year, the State House will be addressing critical environmental issues as well as new state responsibilities regarding health insurance. We need to have the best representation we can get.
I humbly ask for your support and your vote, to serve all of our community, in the special election for State House 114 on May 1, 2018.
If you are a Democrat, you can be confident that I am there for working people and people in need, and I am supported by labor and teachers.
If you are Independent, your interests are incorporated in every vote I will make.
Even if you are Republican, I ask for your support. I will humbly work to be the best representative I can be, always committed to protecting your family, your home, and our children’s futures.
I will work with leaders in all parties to ensure a healthy environment for Florida. For our homes, for our children, for our future!