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Joe Garcia Receives Wave of South Florida Endorsements

Miami, FL—Today, former Democratic Congressman Joe Garcia announced a wave of endorsements from prominent South Florida elected officials and community leaders. 

Garcia received the endorsements of:

  • Miami Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine-Cava
  • State Senator Dwight Bullard
  • State Representative David Richardson
  • Key West Commissioner Sam Kaufman
  • Key West Commissioner Jimmy Weekley
  • Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez
  • Former Islamorada Mayor Ted Blackburn
  • Former Islamorada Mayor Ken Philipson
  • Former Marathon Mayor Pete Worthington
  • Miami Beach Democrats President David Patlak
  • Cuban-American Democratic Club President Hector Caraballo
  • Miami Dade Young Democrats
  • Downtown Democrats 

"I’m proud of the momentum and support our campaign has gained leading up to election day,” said former Congressman Joe Garcia, candidate for Florida’s 26th congressional district. “We’ve received the support of South Florida and national leaders because they understand what’s at stake and want someone in Congress who will fight on the side of workers, students, seniors, veterans and all South Floridians who are working to get ahead." 

These endorsements add to Garcia’s already impressive list of supporters, which include Barack Obama, Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, SAVE, AFL-CIO, SEIU, the Alliance of Retired Americans and many more. The party and community leaders who have endorsed Garcia will be hitting the campaign trail to stump for him, kicking off door-to-door grassroots events, hosting fundraisers and speaking to the media about the importance of electing Joe Garcia to Congress.

In Congress, Garcia delivered for his district. He successfully cut student loan rates for our students, which have since dropped to their lowest point in 10 years. Joe was also an advocate for clean water and the environment, having secured $200 million for everglades restoration and an additional $2 million in funding for water quality improvements. He was also successful in securing federal dollars for job training in South Florida and for local transportation projects.


Some additional Joe Garcia endorsements include:

  • Alliance of Retired Americans
  • American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • Barack Obama
  • Congressional Black Caucus PAC
  • DCCC Red to Blue Program
  • Florida City Mayor Otis Wallace
  • Florida City Vice-Mayor Sharon Butler
  • Florida City Commissioner Avis Brown
  • Florida City Commissioner Eugene Berry
  • Florida City Commissioner Roy Shiver
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • International Unions of Teamsters
  • Ironworkers Union
  • New Dems PAC
  • Planned Parenthood
  • SAVE
  • Service Employees International Unions (SEIU)
  • Sierra Club
  • United Food & Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
  • United Steelworkers
  • U.S. Congressman Tony Cardenas
  • U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas
  • U.S. Congressman Jared Polis
  • U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela
  • U.S. Congressman Scott Peters
  • U.S. Congresswoman Kristen Sinema

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