Barreiro Announces Run In Florida’s 27th Congressional District Race

(MIAMI, FL) – Bruno Barreiro, a former State representative now serving as Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 5, has filed the Statement of Candidacy to run for Florida’s 27th Congressional District. The seat, presently occupied by U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, contains a large part of the city of Miami, as well as the municipalities of Miami Beach, Coral Gables, West Miami, South Miami, Pinecrest, Cutler Bay, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne and North Bay Village.

jj7bLgP2Barreiro, who after representing District 107 as a Republican in the state legislature has served as a non-partisan county commissioner for almost two decades, describes running for Congress as a dream many years in the making.

“Throughout my years as a public servant, I have witnessed first-hand how my efforts can positively contribute to the growth and well-being of our residents in South Florida. It truly would be an honor and a privilege to serve our community, and our country, as a United States Congressman,” Barreiro said.

Barreiro, who was born in Clearwater of Cuban immigrant parents but grew up in Miami, has a unique perspective on his community’s most pressing issues — in fact, all of Miami-Dade’s District 5 constituents reside within the limits of the 27th Congressional District, as well as constituents within the limits of the state’s 107th District, which Barreiro served as State representative from 1992-1998.

“I have a pulse for the needs of our community, and understand the importance of having a strong advocate for South Floridians in Washington D.C. As Congressman, I will work in a bipartisan manner to bring to the table important issues for our residents, such as economic prosperity, improved infrastructure, modernized and efficient transportation alternatives, affordable housing, viable healthcare options, and so much more,” Barreiro added.

For his leadership, Barreiro has been recognized by many local, state and federal organizations, and is an active member of several local and national organizations. Barreiro is currently the elected Republican State Executive Committeeman of Miami-Dade County.

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