that work hard for the citizens should be much appreciated by us, the
constituents and voters. During
his eight years of serving
Florida's citizens in the Florida House of Representatives, Julio Robaina
always listened to his constituents and fought for issues dear to his
countless town hall meetings Robaina tried to find out what we
Florida's citizens wanted before he went back to
, determined to do the best for the people he serves. He
always voted for what is right -- and not how special interest wanted him
to vote -- often even voting against the wishes of his party's leadership.
Florida's citizens need legislators like Julio Robaina.
the Miami Herald surely
acknowledges it in this
OF JULIO ROBAINA FOR STATE SENATE DISTRICT 36.
Herald recommends: State Senate District 36
on Wednesday, 07.21.10
State Rep. Julio Robaina, 48,
is seeking to move up to the Senate in the southeast-central
district and is opposed by Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, 47, a
former Miami-Dade commissioner and county mayoral candidate. Also
running is Jenny Nillo, a first-time candidate who declined to be
Both of the major candidates have
extensive political experience. Mr. Robaina, term-limited after
eight years in the House, is a former mayor of South Miami. Mr.
Diaz de la Portilla belongs to a prominent political family. His
brother, Alex, is the incumbent in District 36 and is
Mr. Diaz de la Portilla is a lawyer
who often lobbies on land-use and other issues. Mr. Robaina, who
worked 30 years for AT&T before taking an extended leave,
describes himself as a full-time lawmaker. Both candidates have a
firm grasp of the issues and would ably represent this district.
The winner of this race will face
only write-in opposition in the general election.
Mr. Robaina's candidacy warrants
support in this race due to his familiarity with the legislative
process and his record as an independent voice. He fought against
the effort to dismantle the Department of Community Affairs and
against the controversial education reform bill, SB 6 (vetoed by
Gov. Crist), that he called an "unfunded mandate,'' even
though both were GOP leadership priorities.
For Florida Senate District 36,
Republican primary, The Miami Herald recommends JULIO
endorsement says it all -- and it surely is rightfully deserved!