Florida Politics: “Ruth’s List Florida endorses Janelle Perez for SD 37”

‘Last cycle, this Miami-Dade Senate district was stolen by Republicans, (and) we need to … take it back.’

Democrat Janelle Perez’s endorsement-collecting tour continued Monday, when abortion rights group Ruth’s List Florida announced its support for Perez’s race in Florida Senate District 37.

The endorsement is the organization’s first for a 2022 candidate. It adds to previous nods from Sens. Lauren Book and Annette Taddeo, former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, former state Rep. Javier Fernández and LGBTQ political committee LPAC.

“There is no one better suited for this race than Janelle,” Ruth’s List Political Director Kayla vanWieringen said by email. “A first generation Cuban-American, she was born and raised in Miami-Dade and inherently understands the needs of District 37. She is an advocate, policymaker, and small business owner. A cancer survivor herself, Janelle is deeply committed to improving access to affordable healthcare, (and) she’ll make history as the first openly gay woman in the Florida Senate.”

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