MIAMI – State Sen. Annette Taddeo won Tuesday’s primary against fellow Democrats Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell and Angel Montalvo.

She will face Republican US Rep. María Elvira Salazar in the November general election for District 27.

Taddeo became the first Latina Democrat elected to the state Senate in Florida history in 2017.

According to his campaign page, Taddeo “has spent his career fighting for core Democratic issues like a living wage for all Floridians, advocating for a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body, economic growth by helping our small businesses, care affordable healthcare for all Floridians. , clean water, and stronger, safer schools.”

Russell initially wanted a chance to unseat US Senator Marco Rubio, but changed his mind after it became clear that Val Demings, who currently represents Orlando in Congress, would likely be the Democratic nominee against Rubio.

According to his campaign website, Russell promised to commit to strengthening the economy and growing the middle class. His website said that he is also an advocate for fighting climate change and protecting the environment for future generations. Other platforms are dismantling discrimination, creating an equal and prosperous America, protecting workers and families through affordable housing and wages, tackling gun violence, and fighting for reproductive rights and women’s issues.

Montalvo is also running for the Democratic nomination in the Primary.

“I’m running because we need bold new leadership to address the many interrelated issues facing South Florida,” he says on his campaign website. “Miami is my home and painfully, like many other communities across the country, we face a series of social, racial and economic crises.”

Two years ago, Salazar defeated incumbent Democrat Donna Shalala with just over 51% of the vote. The district has changed parties several times in recent years.

Republican Frank Polo challenged her in the primary, but lost.


Angel Montalvo (D)


40.3% of Precincts Reporting

(128 / 318)

40.3% of Precincts Reporting

(128 / 318)

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