Rep. Daniel Perez’s desire to practice law and run for Florida House began with his passion for advocating for his community. His district encompasses the center-West section of Miami-Dade, including the Sweetwater, Kendall, Sunset and Tamiami areas, as well as two of the most important educational institutions in the county: Miami Dade College and Florida International University.
He said that allocating enough funds to each of the buckets of needs in the community is the key to make sure the district prospers.
Although he was born in New York, he was raised in Miami-Dade and now represents the neighborhoods that saw him grow. He is part of several legislative subcommittees at the state level, including gaming control, education, and higher education, agricultural and insurance and banking.
His first term began in a special election in September 2017 and he has been reelected ever since.
His priorities include helping businesses with funds and a reduction of regulations, keeping the communities safe with adequate property insurance, and funding education from K-12 to college level, he said. He also said that Florida should not shy away from welcoming incoming high-income earners and their businesses, because that is what contributes to the growth of our communities.
Mr. Perez spoke with Miami Today reporter Monica Correa.
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