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Dwight Bullard Named Top Democrat

Posted at 4:24 PM, Aug 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-16 16:24:00-04

  Last week, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party elected by acclimation State Senator Dwight Bullard to succeed Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, who resigned from the post to become Governor Charlie Crist’s running mate.

  Taddeo-Goldstein, largely credited with rebuilding the local party, nominated Senator Bullard for Chair. “Dwight is a born leader, and with him at the helm, I am confident that Miami-Dade will, once again, be the reason Democrats win Florida,” she said.

  Senator Bullard becomes the first elected African-American Chair in the history of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party.

  “I am honored that my fellow Democrats have entrusted me to lead the Party at this important moment,” said Senator Bullard. “My number one priority will be to defeat Rick Scott in November. I have personally witnessed the damage he has done to our public education system, our civil rights, and our environment, and the many missed opportunities to do the right thing like expand Medicaid, raise the minimum wage, or pass equal pay for women. Scott has been a nightmare for main street. It’s time to wake up and vote him out.”

  Senator Bullard was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008 and then elected to the Florida Senate in 2012, where he currently represents the 39th district in the Florida Senate.

  He also serves as the Chair of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus.