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MARCELO LLORENTE: BIO, VOTES, DONORS (Candidate for 2011 Miami-Dade County Mayor)

Posted by FactReal on April 13, 2011

SHORT BIOGRAPHY
A quick view of this candidate’s experience, position on issues, legislations, votes, campaign finance, etc.
● Attorney: graduated from Florida State University – College of Law in 2001.
● Spent 8 years as Republican state legislator for Florida’s district 116.
● Elected to Florida’s House of Representatives in 2002, reelected subsequently until 2010 when he could not run again due to Florida’s term limits.
Sponsored these legislations
Joined Democrats to vote against (SB6) the 2010 Teachers’ Merit Pay, a bill seeking to improve Florida’s education and to reward the best teachers by tying teacher pay on performance and assessments instead of seniority and degree. This bill was later vetoed by then-Governor Charlie Crist.
Acknowledged that he voted NO on SB6: “I have the utmost respect and admiration for teachers and their dedication to our youth and I have become increasingly disheartened by the political tone which has clouded a legitimate debate on educational reform. I voted “NO” on Senate Bill 6.” Did he think that paying teachers according to their merits and not their years of service was disrespectful? His comments echo what the unions and the leftists were saying about this bill.
His biggest political achievement: Llorente considers his biggest political achievements: “Getting seven pieces of legislation that I’ve proposed signed into law, including drug testing for high school athletes.”
A Moderate?
Considered a moderate Republican, not a conservative? “Llorente is considered more from the ’moderate’ side of the Miami Republican apparatus than from the conservative wing of the Party,” Shark Tank reported.[1]
Democrat runs Llorente’s campaign? According to Sunshine State News, Democrat Christian Ulvert (president of Edge Communications) is Llorente’s campaign adviser and spokesman. “Ulvert ran his first statewide campaign this fall, heading the “Dan Gelber for Attorney General” effort, while also maintaining a political consulting business. He’s also serving as an adviser and campaign spokesman for former state Rep. Marcelo Llorente’s Miami mayoral bid. Note: Llorente is a Republican, and Ulvert has worked across the aisle on a number of policy projects. Previously, he worked as the communications director for the House Democratic office.”
Democrat likes Llorente because he “works both sides of the aisle:” Democrat State Rep. Kelly Skidmore said Marcelo Llorente is her favorite lawmaker of the opposite party because “he’s very good at getting his bills passed. He’s also quite skilled at working both sides of the aisle and bringing them together. I also think he does a great job in representing his district.”
His favorite lawmaker of the opposite party are “Rep. Luis Garcia and Rep. Kelly Skidmore, because they have been close friends and mentors to me.”
CAMPAIGN FINANCES
Donations to his campaigns for State Representative:
● Via Florida’s Div. of Elections:
2002 | 2004 | 2006 | 2008

Donations to his 2011 campaign for Miami-Dade County Mayor:
● Via Miami-Dade Election Department’s Voter Focus

MORE
SharkTank[1] interviewed him back in February 2011:

Source
1. http://shark-tank.net/2011/02/27/miami-dade-mayoral-candidate-llorente-on-the-potential-special-election/


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3 Responses to “MARCELO LLORENTE: BIO, VOTES, DONORS (Candidate for 2011 Miami-Dade County Mayor)”

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  3. KEITH WILSON said

    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IS IN MY MOST SINCERE OPINION A GREAT COUNTY, AND IM PROUD TO BE A CITIZEN HERE,,, BUT OUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN ARRESTED BY DEEP ROOTED FRAUD, WASTE IN EXPENDITURES, CORRUPT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS, AND LACK OF VOTER CONFIDENCE IN POLITIANS… WE NEED IMMEDIATE GOVERNMENT REFORM, STARTING WITH THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT….IT’S TIME THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT BE BROUGHT BACK INTO THE COUNTY BUDGET…BECAUSE THE DEPARTMENTS FEE GENERATED BUDGET IS NOT WORKING AT ALL. THE DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR MR DANGER HAS MAX OUT HIS ABILITY TO CONTROL FRAUDULENT BEHAVIOR OF HIS UPPER STAFF… IT’S TIME FOR COUNTY GOVERNMENT REFORM, WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE PLACED FIRST AND NOT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS… THAT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HOME RULE CHARTER IS BEING USED BY CONNTY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS AS A DOOR MAT….CITIZENS RIGHT TO SPEAK BEFORE THE BCC, ARE BEING STRANGLED BY UNNECESSARY REQUIREMENTS BY THE CHAIR…THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BLESSED TO SPEAK ARE RUSHED AND CONSTANTLY INTERRUPTED BY THE CHAIR, AS A PLOY TO THROW OFF THE CITIZENS TRAIN OF THOUGHTS…THERE SHOULD BE SET ASIDE TWO DAYS OUT OF EACH MONTH THAT THE FULL BCC, HEAR ONLY CITIZENS PRESENTATIONS….NO OTHER COUNTY BUSINESS. SHALL BE SCHEDULED ON CITIZEN PRESENTATION DAYS…AND THE FULL BOARD MUST ATTENT…OR FACE SANCTIONS….WE NEED A BLUE RIBON COMMITTEE WITH SOBPENIA POWERS AND SANCTIONING AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HOME RULE CHARTER PROVISION…WHERE EVER A VIOLATION IS FOUND, REGARDLESS TO THE COUNTY DEPARTMENT FOUND IN VIOLATION…IMMEDIATE REFORM NEEDED FOR THE COUNTY’S INSPECTOR GENERAL …THEY MUST BE GIVEN COMPLETE INDEPENDANCE AND ITS OWN BUDGET, NOT UNDER COUNTY MANAGER CONTROL…

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