Miami-Dade County, Florida: The Miami-Dade LGBTA Democratic Caucus has unanimously endorsed Mayor Dan Gelber for re-election as Mayor of the City of Miami Beach. The Caucus also endorsed Raquel Pacheco for City of Miami Beach Commission, Group 1, and Quinn Smith for City of Miami Commission, District 3 at the same meeting, held on the evening of September 30.
The Miami-Dade LGBTA Democratic Caucus is the Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus. The Mission of the Miami-Dade LGBTA Democratic Caucus is to foster goodwill among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allied Democrats and to promote political activity within our community.
Candidates were invited to fill out a questionnaire about their positions on a number of topics, including the rights of same-sex couples to adopt, safe spaces in schools, the rights of trans kids to play sports in Florida public schools, and other Democratic priorities. To receive our endorsement, candidates needed to fill out the questionnaire and receive the ⅔ majority vote of voting caucus members. In this case, all candidates were endorsed unanimously.
All three candidates we endorsed tonight impressed us with their thoughtful answers to our questionnaire, and also with their commitment to LGBTQ+ equality in the state of Florida. They understand that municipal positions are incredibly important as we push back against attacks on our community coming from the state legislature and the Florida governor.