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Local Councilwoman Mulls Run for Ros-Lehtinen Seat

David Richardson made his bid official.

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Ally Mutnick
July 11, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Former Dor­al City Coun­cil Mem­ber Bet­tina Rodrig­uez Aguilera (R) is “ser­i­ously con­sid­er­ing” a run for re­tir­ing Rep. Ileana Ros-Le­htin­en’s (R) open seat. “Rodrig­uez Aguilera was a coun­cil mem­ber from 2012 to 2014 when she lost to former coun­cil­man Pete Cab­rera. She pre­vi­ously worked as the city’s eco­nom­ic de­vel­op­ment dir­ect­or.” (Miami Her­ald)

MAK­ING IT OF­FI­CIAL. State Rep. Dav­id Richard­son (D) form­ally an­nounced his run for Con­gress. “Richard­son is Flor­ida’s first-elec­ted openly gay state rep­res­ent­at­ive, serving since 2012. A forensic aud­it­or, he is known for his de­tailed budget ana­lys­is, for his work on crim­in­al justice and pris­on re­form, ad­vocacy for gun con­trol laws, pro­mo­tion of or tra­di­tion­al pub­lic schools, and pro­tec­tion of abor­tion rights.” (Flor­ida Polit­ics)

The Demo­crat­ic field is already crowded. State Sen. Jose Javi­er Rodrig­uez (D) and Miami Beach Com­mis­sion­er Kristen Rosen Gonza­lez (D) are among those who have de­clared. On the GOP side, Miami-Dade School Board Mem­ber Raquel Regalado (R) and Miami-Dade Com­mis­sion­er Bruno Bar­reiro (R) are run­ning.


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