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Jeb Bush announces Miami-Dade leadership team, satellite campaign office

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Jeb Bush has been a friend to many a Miami-Dade County Republican. And now they’re returning the favor.

About 300 elected officials, political donors and community members have endorsed Bush for president, his campaign said Thursday.

Bush also named a Miami-Dade campaign committee charged with winning Florida’s largest county in a presidential primary that could include another hometown favorite, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. If Bush wins the GOP nomination, the committee — Jeb Bush Jr., U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and longtime friends Jorge Arrizurieta and T. Willard Fair — will face the daunting task of diminishing Democrats’ advantage in blue Miami-Dade.

To get a jump on organizing, the committee plans to open a local office next Saturday separate from Bush’s existing national campaign headquarters at 9250W. Flagler St. The satellite office will be located at 5430 SW Eighth St. across from Pego Lamps, the Miami Herald has learned.

“The support our friend Jeb will receive locally is a direct product of his longstanding commitment and service to our community,” Arrizurieta said in a statement. “We have been looking forward to this day for 30 years.”

Bush’s endorsement list includes some names of people who have already raised campaign cash for him or otherwise shown their support, including the three local Cuban-American Republicans in Congress, Ros-Lehtinen and Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Mario Diaz-Balart. Also named are a slew of current and former state lawmakers and county and city politicians; developers, political operatives, bankers, family friends and other civic leaders.

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Here's the full list:

Jeb!2016 Miami Dade County Campaign Leadership:

*this is the initial Miami-Dade County Campaign Committee  

 

Honorary Chairmen

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Congressman Mario Díaz-Balart

Congressman Carlos Curbelo

Congressman Lincoln Díaz-Balart (1993-2011)

 

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Al Cardenas (1999-2003)

 

Chairman

Jeb Bush, Jr.

 

Campaign Committee Chairman

Jorge L. Arrizurieta

 

Campaign Committee Organizational Co-Chairs

Maria de la Milera

Miriam Cajiga

 

Campaign Committee Co-Chairs

Cesar L. Alvarez

Patricia 'Patty' Arias

Andres Asion

Wilhemina Austin

Rodney Barreto

Marie Bell

Mary Collins 

Dean Colson

Dr. Ranley Desir

Daniel Diaz Leyva

Remedios Diaz-Oliver

Ed Easton

T. Willard Fair

Rudy Fernandez

Andreina Figueroa

Luis Andre Gazitua

Wendy Grant  

Manny Iglesias

Lois Jones

Ahmed Kabani

Manny Kadre

Jon Kislak  

Ron Krongold

Jesse Manzano-Plaza

Roberto “Bobby” Martinez

Joe Martory

Dr. Modesto A. Maidique

Ana Navarro

Armando Olivera

Sergio Pino

Marcoantonio Real

Raquel “Rocky” Rodriguez

Gudelia Salman

Darryl Sharpton

Karl Stenstrom

Cathy Triana

Tony Villamil

 

Miami-Dade County Campaign Leadership

State Senator Anitere Flores

State Senator Rudy Garcia (2001-2010)

State Representative Frank Artiles

State Representative Michael Bileca

State Representative Jose Felix Diaz

State Representative Manny Diaz, Jr.

State Representative Erik Fresen

State Representative Jose Oliva

State Representative Holly Raschein

State Representative Carlos Trujillo

State Representative Arnhilda Badia (1984-1988)

State Representative JC Planas (2002-2010)

State Representative Julio Robaina (2003-2010)

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez

County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro

County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz

County Commissioner Javier Souto

County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata

Miami-Dade School Board Chair Perla Tabares-Hantman

Sweetwater Mayor Matilde Aguirre (1991-1994)

Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez

Medley Mayor Roberto Martell

Homestead Mayor Steve Shiver (1997-2000)

North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo

Florida City Vice-Mayor R.S. Shiver

Aventura Commissioner Luz Weinberg (2005-2014)

Coral Gables Commissioner Wayne “Chip” Withers (1991-2011)

Hialeah Councilwoman Katharine Cue-Fuente

Hialeah Councilwoman Isis Garcia-Martinez

Hialeah Councilman Paul Hernandez

Homestead Councilman Jon Burgess

Homestead Councilman Elvis Maldonado

Sweetwater Commissioner Jose Bergouignan 

Sweetwater Commissioner Jose M. Diaz

Sweetwater Commissioner Manuel Duasso

Sweetwater Commissioner Idania Llanio

Sweetwater Commissioner Isolina Maroño

Virginia Gardens Council President Jorge Arce

 

Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero (2002-2008)

Ambassador Chuck Cobb

Ambassador Sue Cobb

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Jose Abreu

Alejandro Aguirre

Maria Cruell Aguirre

Jose Alcaraz

Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa

Jose "JB" Aleman

JC Alexander

Juan Alexander

Capt. William Alexander

Vance Aloupis

Carlos Alvarez del Castillo

Susie Alvarez-Diaz

Susan Amat, Ph. D.

Tony Argiz

Roberto Arguello

Isilio Arriaga

Mari Arrizurieta

Luis F. Arrizurieta

Diana Arteaga

Robert Barlick, Jr.

Ivan Barrios

Jose Bermudez

Blanca Bichara

Tere Blanca

Gigi Bolt

Katherine Bolt

Christina Bonarrigo

Eddie Borrego

Romero Britto

Orlando Cabrera

Alexis Calatayud

Ines Calderon

Lissette Calderon

Silvia Camps

Lourdes Carroll

Harriet Carter

Dennis V. Carvajal

Humberto Castello

Jorge Chamizo

Melisa Chantres

Ana-Marie Codina Barlick

Mary Louise Cole-Wood

Alejandra Collarte

Eddie Cora

John Couriel

Mary & Edward Crawford

Dulce Cuetara

Teresita Curbelo

Carlos Curbelo, Sr.

Rina Darzhansky

Ellie Davis

Sergio De La Fe, Jr.

Jose De La Lama

Juan and Maria Del Busto

Juan del Cerro

Helena Del Monte

Anna del Rio Chong

Juan Carlos Del Valle

Diana Delgado

Fausto G. Diaz

Frank Diaz

Paul DiMare

Bertha Dominguez

Xavier Dominguez

Gonzalo Dorta

Patrick Downes

Lani Drody

Patrick Dyer

Oscar Echevarria

Pierre Elysee

Max Fajardo

Kamal Farah

Keith Fernandez

Mario Fernandez

Mike Fernandez

Robert Fernandez

Dr. Maurice R. Ferre

Steven Ferreiro

Feliciano Foyo

Albert Fraga

Jose Fuentes

Pedro Fuentes-Cid

Raul Gandarillas

Horacio Garcia

Mario Garcia-Serra

Tony Garrastazu

Cookie Gazitua

Emely Gazitua

Sara Pozo Gazitua

Sean Paul Gazitua

Carlos Gimenez, Jr.

Roberto Godoy

Tony Goitia

Keila Gonzalez

Austin Gorris

Cesar Grajales

Roxanna Greene

Flynt & Carter Griffin

Andrew Grigsby

James P. Gueits

Heriberto Guerra

Isidro "Izzy" Guillama

Karina Gutierrez

Matthew D. Gutierrez

Nicolas Gutierrez

Jerry Haar

Raul Henriquez

Alberto Hernandez

Maria Hernandez

David Jorge Herrera

Eddie Hondal

Barbara Howard

Paul Huck, Jr.

Saif Ishoof

Adolfo Jimenez

Frank Jimenez

Burton Landy

Elie Landy

Lisa Landy

Carol Licko

Marta Lima

Hector Lombana

Edward London

Nelson Lopez

Yara Lorenzo

Lilliam & Gus Machado

Juan Macias

Chris Malek

Tom Martinelli

Ramon E. Mas Canosa

Ricardo Mayo, Jr.

Stephen McDuffie

Maruchi Mendez

Michael Mendez

Hugo Menendez

Damian Merlo

Arsenio Milian

Berna Montalvan

Marcelo Montalvan

Jose Montes

Milagros Montes

Noelia Moreno

Jan Morrison

Jane Muir

Eric Munoz

Mario Murgado

Carlos Musibay

Andrea Nachtigall

Gabriel Navarro

Janis Nordstrom

Tim O'Neill

Tony Okonmah

Daisy Oliveros

Irene Oria

Shaun Patel

Frank Pena

Rafael Peñalver

Cristina Pereyra Alvarez

Luis Armando Perez-Codina

Alex Planas

Gilda M. Plasencia

Ines Portilla

Cid Puyada

Ana Quincoces

Armando Quinoa

Mauricio Quirch

Charles Raele

Patricia Ramos

Olga Ramudo

Walter Revell

Israel Reyes

Manolo Reyes

Brent M. Reynolds

Anthony Rionda

Javier Rodriguez

Merci Rodriguez

Raul Rodriguez

Dr. Vicente Rodriguez

LJ Rodriguez

Oscar Roger

Pedro Roig

Bob Rosasco 

Wayne Rosen

Ben Rosenberg

Doug Rosenberg

Juan A. Rubi

Julio Rumbaut

Charles Safdie

John Sagarribay

Marcus C. Saiz de la Mora

Pierre Saliba

Harout Jack Samra

Mike Sanchez

Juan Santana

Justin Sayfie

Claudia Selva de la Vega

Eugenio Sevilla-Sacasa

Scott Shapiro

Catherine Shaw

Tere Shelton Bernace

Melissa Shuffield

Maria “Maruca” Silva

Leonard Simkovitz

Jorge Sonville

Jose Sotolongo

Thomas P. Spencer

Nicolas Stanham

Maritza Toledo

Ricardo Vadia

Julieta Valls

Nicolas Valls

Oscar Varona

Javier Vazquez

Marielena Villamil

Jose "TJ" Villamil, Jr.

Pedro Villar

Juan Villegas

Dominique Virchaux

Paul Wallace

Roberto Zamora

Fernando Zulueta

Luis Zuniga

Photo credit: Pedro Portal, El Nuevo Herald

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