Miami-Dade County Commission – District 7

November 1, 2020

Raquel Regalado (NPA) 

Background 

Regalado, a former member of the Miami-Dade County School Board, was also a candidate for  Miami Dade County mayor in 2016, a race in which she lost to Carlos Gimenez by 9 points. 

Priorities and Points of View

  • Education: Regalado is advocating for the proper allocation of funds to public schools, the construction and renovation of public schools, and improvements to education for people with disabilities. 
  • Water Contamination: Regalado wants to upgrade sewage plants to stop the outfall to the ocean, and she is also against septic systems.
  • Regalado supports infrastructure improvements for the sake of climate change resiliency.
  • Traffic: Regalado wants to focus on federal funding, creating increased ridership for public transportation, and cutting down on the improper use of funds and grants.
  • Development: Regalado is a strong supporter of the Underline, the linear park under the Metrorail along US1, founded by RE alum Meg Daly ‘78.

Cindy Lerner (NPA) 

Background

Lerner is a former Attorney for Guardian ad Litem, representing children’s interests in a variety of cases such as child support, emancipation, divorce, adoption, etc. She is also a former member of the Former Florida House of Representatives and a former Mayor of Pinecrest.

Priorities and Points of View

  • Traffic: Lerner wants to have an electric bus fleet and allocate more money to the Better Bus project, a redesign of the bus system.
  • Rising Sea Levels: Lerner advocates for “adaptive” measures to be taken.
  • Water Contamination: Lerner’s goal is to create access to potable water and sewer systems for all residents of District 7. 
  • Infrastructure: Lerner wants to facilitate collaboration between city, county, and district governments to properly allocate tax dollars to infrastructure improvements.
  • Development: Lerner advocates for private development along US1.
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Liza Dill '21, Opinion Editor

Liza Dill is the Opinion Editor of The Catalyst. For the 2019-2020 school year she served as Community News Editor. She has been contributing since her...

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