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Florida Politics: South Florida AFL-CIO backs James Reyes for Miami-Dade County Sheriff

Miami-Dade Public Safety Chief James Reyes is adding another significant local endorsement in his bid to become the county’s next Sheriff, pulling in support from the South Florida AFL-CIO. “When you want to know what a public servant truly believes in, you look at what they’ve done. Chief James Reyes has an incredible track record of fighting for […]

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Florida Politics: James Reyes, Rosie Cordero-Stutz lead fundraising for Miami-Dade Sheriff in April-May period

Miami-Dade Chief of Public Safety James Reyes, a Democrat, and Assistant Miami-Dade Police Director Rosie Cordero-Stutz, a Republican, led their respective Primary races in the April-May fundraising period for the Miami-Dade Sheriff’s race. Reyes topped the now-15-person field with more than $150,000 amassed between his campaign account and political committee, Miami-Dade Safe & Secure. Cordero-Stutz was right behind him with

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Florida Politics: 3 more local leaders endorse James Reyes for Miami-Dade Sheriff

Three more local leaders are endorsing Miami-Dade Public Safety Chief James Reyes for Sheriff. Reyes’ campaign announced that Florida City Vice Mayor Sharon Butler, Pinecrest Council member Shannon del Prado and former Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber are now backing his campaign. Each shared a comment of support that Reyes’ camp included in a press note. “It’s important that we choose a

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Florida Politics: James Reyes campaign reports $550K raised for Miami-Dade Sheriff bid

Miami-Dade Public Safety Chief James Reyes has now raised more than $550,000 toward his bid to be the county’s first elected Sheriff since the 1960s, his campaign says. That includes $150,000 raised since April 1. Official fundraising reports from Reyes and 16 others running to be Miami-Dade’s top cop are due June 10. The qualifying deadline is June 14. “As

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Florida Politics: Poll: James Reyes leads Sheriff’s race, Donald Trump endorsement not enough to sway GOP Primary

Democratic Public Safety Chief James Reyes is the most popular of 17 candidates running for Miami-Dade Sheriff, according to polling from his campaign that shows his Donald Trump-endorsed opponent isn’t likely to win her Primary. A survey this month by Reyes’ senior campaign adviser, Christian Ulvert, found that 38.5% of likely voters in the county plan to cast ballots

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Florida Politics: ‘Exceptional leadership’: 3 local leaders endorse James Reyes for Miami-Dade Sheriff

Miami-Dade Public Safety Chief James Reyes just added three more people to the list of those supporting his bid for Sheriff. Miami Gardens Council member Reggie Leon, Miami Springs Council member Victor Vazquez and former Rep. Elaine Bloom are all officially backing Reyes, according to his campaign. “James Reyes is absolutely the right person for the job,” Leon said in a statement.

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Florida Politics: ‘A man of integrity’: Local officials back James Reyes for Miami-Dade Sheriff

Four more elected local officials are backing Miami-Dade Public Safety Chief James Reyes for county Sheriff. Reyes’ campaign announced the endorsements from Hollywood Rep. Marie Woodson, North Bay Village Mayor Brent Latham, Florida City Mayor Otis Wallace and Miami Beach Vice Mayor Laura Dominguez. All provided strong statements of support. Woodson, who worked as a Miami-Dade public administrator before successfully seeking a House

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Florida Politics: ‘A proven leader’: 4 more elected leaders endorse James Reyes for Miami-Dade Sheriff

Miami-Dade Public Safety Chief James Reyes just added four more backers to his bid to become the county’s first Sheriff since the 1960s. Reyes’ campaign announced new endorsements from Homestead Rep. Kevin Chambliss, Miami Beach Council member Alex Fernandez, Doral Council member Maureen Porras and Miami Gardens Council member Robert Stephens. In one way or another, all pointed to Reyes’ law enforcement

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Florida Politics: ‘Up to the task’: AFSCME Florida endorses James Reyes for Miami-Dade Sheriff

Miami-Dade Chief of Public Safety James Reyes’ campaign for Sheriff now carries an endorsement from a union representing thousands of government workers across the state. Florida’s chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) endorsed Reyes, citing his “proven track record of not just supporting and collaborating with labor, but his unwavering advocacy

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