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Zapata and Garcia still at the helm of Dade Delegation

There was no major changing of the guard when the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation met recently to elect a chair and vice chair.

Zapata_2State Rep. Juan Zapata, a Miami Republican, was reelected to his role as chair of the 25 member delegation. State Rep. Luis Garcia, a Miami Beach Democrat, will also return to his post as vice chair.

"My personal goal as Chairman will be to utilize state resources to increase access to primary healthcare for the uninsured in Miami-Dade County," Zapata said via a press release.

GarciaAdded Garcia: "I pledge to work hard to unifying our delegation, regardless of party lines, for the benefit of the all the people in Miami-Dade County."

Zapata, Garcia and the rest of the delegation will have the chance to hear out Miami-Dade residents at a legislative public hearing scheduled for 9:30a.m. Dec. 3rd at the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami.