In Florida's largest and most-Hispanic county, the largest political party has finally managed to choose a leader who's "Latina," according to the following press release:
Miami, FL — Annette Taddeo-Goldstein has made history by being elected the first Latina chairwoman of the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) at the December 3rd DEC organizational meeting. She will be replacing Richard Lydecker.
Ms. Taddeo-Goldstein is Colombian-American and has been a resident of Miami for over twenty years. She is a successful entrepreneur, founding and running LanguageSpeak, a language services company, for fifteen years. In 2008, she became the Democratic nominee for Congress in South Florida's 18th District and received a record 100,000 votes. She has been involved in numerous community organizations, and in 2002 Miami-Dade County Commissioners honored her tireless work and dedication to Miami by proclaiming May 9th "Annette Taddeo Day." In 2012, she proudly accepted the South Florida International Businesswoman of the Year Award. She is nothing short of an example of the American dream.
As the new DEC chair, Ms. Taddeo-Goldstein plans to build on Florida Democrats' 2012 successes at a local level by assembling a team of former Obama staffers to continue the campaign's field operation on the ground. She understands it is pivotal that Miami Democrats continue working, even though the Presidential election is over: "After a hard-fought Presidential race, where Miami-Dade proved pivotal in winning Florida, I am humbled to have been elected to lead the Democratic party in the largest county in the State-because we can't wait another four years to get organized," she explains.
With Taddeo-Goldstein at the helm, Miami-Dade Democrats embark on an exciting new chapter for the organization and the community.