Annette Taddeo is running against incumbent Representative Carlos Cubelo in Florida’s 26th District. The Taddeo Campaign is fighting for good paying jobs, equal pay, affordable childcare, paid sick days, college affordability, K-12 education, and tools to help small businesses succeed.
Background and Achievements
Annette Taddeo grew up in Colombia, and assisted her community through volunteering. When Annette was 18, she and her family fled from Colombia to Miami. She learned how to speak English and paid for her college education through Pell grants and waiting tables. A successful entrepreneur, she started her own business, LanguageSpeak, which provides translation services in over 240 languages. LanguageSpeak was named one of the top 100 small businesses in Florida, and top 500 small businesses in the United States. Active in the Miami politics, Taddeo was the former Miami-Dade County Democratic Chair and former head of the Miami-Dade Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
Positions on Key Issues
- Supports women’s right to make own reproductive health decisions
- Advocates for student loan forgiveness for people who study STEM
- Supported Florida State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Prospects & Opponents
This race is considered a toss-up by the Cook Report. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has put the race on its Red to Blue list. Taddeo has no Democratic party primary opponent.
- Feminist Majority
- EMILY’s List
- Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
- End Citizens United PAC
- Democracy For America (DFA)
- National Women’s Political Caucus
- Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida
- J Street