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Florida Congressional District 20

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  • Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick
    (Dem)

  • Jim Flynn

  • Jason Mariner
    (Rep)

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    Leonard L. Serratore

  • Mike ter Maat
    (LPF)

Biographical Information

What are the three most compelling issues where, if elected, you feel you can make a difference?

District 20 has an unusual shape spanning parts of both Broward and Palm Beach Counties, with the majority anchored in Broward. Since the greatest percentage of constituents are Black, how would you address the inequities in education, housing and jobs for this District?

Do you support voter registration reforms, such as automatic voter registration, online voter registration, or same day voter registration? Which reforms do you support and why?

Do you believe we can have a clean environment and strong economy or does one negatively impact the other?

Do you support comprehensive immigration reform and what would it include?

Biography Mrs. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, JD is a visionary leader who gets the job done. She is an executive, lawyer, philanthropist, mother and wife. Sheila has invested 20 years into building healthcare for Americans who need it most. Sheila’s corporate and development strategies are coupled with a unique combination of business acumen and legal expertise that has driven positive growth and job creation for over 1200 residents in Florida. As the innovative CEO of a healthcare
Education Sheila is a proud graduate of Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, Howard University and St. Thomas University School of Law. In addition, she completed extensive coursework toward an MBA from the University of Maryland University College.
Occupation Healthcare Executive
Endorsements Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 3104, Brand New Congress, and Marianne Williamson
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sheilaforcongress/?hl=en
Campaign Phone (754) 368-4311
Civic Experience Mrs. Cherfilus-McCormick has served as the Chair of several Board of Directors and Advisory Boards and instituted transformational policies that increased transparency, profit, market share, diversity and acquisition of state and federal contracts. Presently, Sheila has been appointed to the Human Relations Committee, Advisory Board for Broward County Public Schools and Chair of the Advisory Board for the McCormick Law Firm, Essential Community Health and Haitian Chamber of Commerce.
Economic Security, Healthcare Expansion, and Social Justice, by creating new representation in a congressional district that has long been forgotten. I am not a career politician, I am a public servant and I believe through my experience and community ties, we can create a better future for the 20th congressional district by providing better jobs and opportunities.
We need to provide stronger economic security, through my People’s Prosperity Plan, which will provide $1,000 a month to everyone over 18 and making less than $75,000 a year; this will allow them to be able to spend more money at local business or be able to afford a higher quality of life.
Yes, we must pass the For The People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act in order to combat the modern day actions against voting.
We must find a common ground for both.
Yes, we need to pass a pathway to citizens and protect the individuals who are contributing to societies and their families.
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Biography My name is Leonard Serratore, I work for Palm Beach County Department of Airports. I have been employed as an Airport Operations Officer / Supervisor since 2002. Overall, I have completed thirty-six years of public service and looking to continue my service as your representative in Congress for district 20 FL.
Education Attended Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne FL Class of 84 Bachelor of Science Aviation Management Transportation Technology.
Occupation Employed at Palm Beach County Department of Airports as a Airport Operations Supervisor
Age 66
Endorsements US Term Limits
Twitter @LennySerratore
Campaign Phone (561) 396-8800
Civic Experience New comer to politics.
If elected, the three most compelling issues wherein I believe positive actions and reforms can be made are Social Security administration, Immigration, and high energy prices.
As your Congressional representative, I would examine and identify specific inequities in education, housing and jobs that adversely affect minority communities within the District. I would then work to ensure that fair opportunities are available for all people which enable them to work towards achieving their full individual potential and desired goals in life.
Currently, it appears that online voter registration is gaining significant momentum. However, this raises the issue of individual access to online services and equipment. I am less certain about same day voter registration, particularly regarding how best to ensure proper identification and voter eligibility within such a short timeframe. Therefore, it seems that an online registration system offers the best combination of convenience, speed and security.
Yes, I absolutely do believe that we can have both a clean environment and a strong economy. In fact, I believe that one compliments the other. With sensible regulations the risks associated with environmental pollution can be mitigated with a minimal effect on local businesses. A cleaner environment leads to a stronger economy. New technologies to assist in achieving this symbiosis are constantly emerging and these types of technologies and solutions would be an ongoing priority.
I fully support positive immigration reform. A commonsense approach balancing humane immigration needs, physical security at the border and attainable paths to citizenship would allow for the law to be followed and enforced as intended.

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