Wednesday, May 09, 2007

DEC chair endorses Wolfson in Beach race

A few days ago Joe Garcia, chairman of the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee, issued the first endorsement of this election season: for Jonah Wolfson in the Group 4 race for Miami Beach City Commission.

Here, in part, is the letter sent to Democrats in Miami Beach.

I am writing to inform you of my wholehearted endorsement of Jonah Wolfson for Miami Beach Commission in Group 4.

Jonah is an active member of the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee, having signed and submitted a loyalty oath. But more importantly, Jonah exemplifies the type of leader we need at the local level to help communicate our party’s values in the years ahead. Jonah runs his family’s law practice and communicates well in both English and Spanish. Jonah is energetic and hard-working, as he’s proven by mounting a door-to-door, grassroots campaign. Finally, Jonah is the lone registered Democrat running for the Commission in Group 4.

Although local elections are nonpartisan, state law allows parties and its officers to endorse or support candidates in those races. Like you, I am a resident of Miami Beach and care about our local government and who represents us. In the end, you and I are taxpayers of this city and we need leaders we can trust on the commission.

For all these reasons, I am pleased to endorse Jonah Wolfson’s candidacy and urge you to join me in support of his election this coming November.

Please call me with any questions about this matter. Also, I encourage you to contact the Miami-Dade Democratic Party to become an active member or learn how you can participate. Thank you for your time and attention.

Warm regards,


Joe Garcia


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Seth said...

While I wholeheartedly agree that the Democratic Party and the Chairman sould be involved in and endorse in local races, I don't feel it is prudent for the Chair to act as the Lone Ranger. Candidates should be screened, all candidates should be given the opportunity to present their views and platforms, and no endorsement should be given before the close of candidate filing, because you never know until then who all the candidates are.

Seth Sklarey

Anonymous said...

Wolfson is not going to win.