Posts Tagged ‘ Miami-Dade ’

FIU Football Tailgate with the FIU College Democrats

November 9, 2011
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FIU Football Tailgate with the FIU College Democrats

Let’s JOIN FIU at their final home game of the season. We will be registering voters and assisting FIU College Dems with signing up new members. Free food and drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own food, grills, drinks, etc. Saturday, November 12, 2011 3p.m. – 6p.m. FIU Football Stadium, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199 RSVP HERE!

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New laws may impact campaigns

September 13, 2011
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New laws may impact campaigns

As a result of action during the most recent state legislative session, candidates for political office may find significant changes to campaign rules. Learn all about it at the next Campaign Skills Seminar sponsored by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust. The seminar, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at the Village of Biscayne Park’s Recreation Center, will provide essential information on campaigning, fundraising and record keeping to candidates, campaign treasurers, volunteers and anyone who wants to understand the legal and ethical obligations of seeking public office. Speakers include representatives of the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission,...

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Miami Herald Endorses Carlos Gimenez for Miami-Dade County Mayor

June 23, 2011
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Miami Herald Endorses Carlos Gimenez for Miami-Dade County Mayor

OUR OPINION: Carlos Gimenez is the proven leader for Miami-Dade County By The Miami Herald Editorial HeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com Set aside the angry accusations, the robocalls and legal complaints and you have one decision to make by next Tuesday: Who is the most experienced mayoral candidate with a long record of ethical public service, able to make the tough calls for Miami-Dade County — without taking costly shortcuts? This Editorial Board believes Carlos Gimenez is the proven leader. He has served with distinction as a firefighter and fire chief and Miami city manager during rough financial times. He’s a hands-on administrator,...

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Representative Alan Williams Statement on Amendments to Election Bill HB 1355

May 5, 2011
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Representative Alan Williams Statement on Amendments to Election Bill HB 1355

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2011 CONTACT:  Carla Pye (850) 488-1798 Representative Alan Williams Statement on Amendments to Election Bill HB 1355 State Representative Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee) released the following statement after the Florida House of Representatives defeated his amendment to add universities as early voting facilities and another amendment to create an official state election holiday the day of the general election: “I was disappointed that the amendments I filed to improve the election reform legislation failed during debate on the House Floor. The amendments would have allowed an early voting site on a university campus. This would...

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How To Run A Clean Campaign Seminar

March 16, 2011
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How To Run A Clean Campaign Seminar

Seminar Details: Citizens considering running for elected office can learn how to do it right by attending the next Campaign Skills Seminar sponsored by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust. The seminar, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the North Miami Police Department’s Community Service Room, will provide essential information on fundraising and record keeping to candidates, campaign treasurers, volunteers and anyone who wants to understand the legal and ethical obligations of seeking public office. Speakers include representatives of the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission, the State Attorney’s Office and the Elections Department. The event is...

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Controversy Surrounding David Rivera Continues To Grow

February 1, 2011
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Less than a month into the 112th Congress, D.C. Republicans seem to already be fed up with freshman congressman David Rivera (FL-25). According to the Associated Press, David Rivera faces a criminal investigation of his finances for appearing to pay himself more than $60,000 in unexplained campaign reimbursements over the course of eight years.  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is the agency leading the investigation. Mr. Rivera allegedly failed to report what the reimbursements entailed which would be a violation of Florida law. This merely adds to the growing list of controversies surrounding Mr. Rivera. The Miami Herald...

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