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FL 26: Gloria Romero Roses Announces Campaign for Congress

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Romero Roses has real world experience and will fight for middle-class, Congressman David Rivera's ongoing scandals distracting him from working for southern Floridians

Miami, FL – Gloria Romero Roses, a Miami small businesswoman, today announced her intention to run for Congress in Florida’s new 26th Congressional District. Roses will take her experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and mother to bring a pragmatic approach to solving the tough challenges facing our country. 

“Congress needs more leaders with business-sense who are focused on creating jobs by setting priorities for investments in our community,” said Roses. “As a real estate professional, I have seen the boom-bust cycle of our local economy that comes from our reliance on construction and housing to be the economic engine. Florida’s growth has been stagnant coming out of this downturn in part because Congressman David Rivera has been too focused on defending himself in his ongoing scandals rather than fighting for jobs and strengthening our small businesses.”

"Congressman David Rivera is corrupt, and he hasn't been focused on the people of south Florida: when's he's not busy defending himself from the FBI and IRS, he's pushing an extreme agenda that is out out touch with Florida's middle class families,"  said Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux. "Gloria is a proven leader with real world experience who can bring her full attention to getting results for the people of south Florida — she's a strong candidate and we're confident that she'll have the resources she needs to win. Her announcement puts the 26th district squarely in play for Democrats."

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Roses has built a reputation for sound business sense and getting results. Currently, Roses is managing partner of Nexus Homes, LLC which partners investors with high-potential, high-quality assisted living operators throughout Florida to provide more choices for middle class families seeking to assist elderly family members. She has worked extensively in real estate in South Florida including Condominium and Homeowner Association management and development. Having served on the Workforce Housing Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, she knows first-hand how to bring people from different backgrounds together to solve problems.

“Our country is at a crossroads, and I want to be a leader that middle class families can trust to kick start our community’s effort to diversify the economy and put South Florida back to work. I want to go to Congress not for personal gain, but to strengthen the middle class, protect Social Security and Medicare, and improve educational opportunities for our young people. I am committed to solving problems and moving South Florida and this country forward.”

Roses has been a leader in the effort to improve educational opportunities in the Miami community because she believes that she is living the “American Dream” as a result of having the opportunity to a great education.

“Whether it was dealing with overcrowding in public schools or empowering parents and business leaders to lead through change with their advocacy, I have solved tough challenges and brought people together to remove barriers and focus on building the greatest talent pipeline in the country as a basis for growing our economy,” said Roses. “I look forward to meeting people across the district, listening to their concerns and sharing my vision for growing the economy, ensuring our children are given educational opportunities and protecting the commitment made to our greatest generation.”

Gloria currently lives in SW Ranches with her husband, Tom Roses, and their daughter, Alexandra.

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