With 36 days left until the Election, we’re continuing to profile candidates in the closest races across the country. This week, we’re on to Florida, where Annette Taddeo won the Democratic primary on August 26.
Annette Taddeo will challenge incumbent Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) for the Congressional seat from the Florida 18th. For over 15 years, Taddeo has run LanguageSpeak, a comprehensive language services company that she started to offer translations, conference interpretations and private tutoring in more than 100 different languages. In 2007, DiversityBusiness.com named her company one of the Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the country. The continued success of her company and her leadership in the community has earned Taddeo many accolades and honors, including the "Latina Excellence Award" from Hispanic
Magazine and a spot in their list of the "Top 50 Latina Entrepreneurs in the US." Taddeo currently serves as Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Nation Council’s Leadership Forum and was a former Chairwoman of the Coalition of Dade-County Chambers of Commerce and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County.
Endorsed by the DCCC’s Red to Blue program, EMILY’s List, Blue America, and Daily Kos’ Orange to Blue program, Taddeo has been a barnstormer on ActBlue, raising $28,510 from more than 1500 supporters and winning Blue America’s House contest several weeks ago. She has had an active presence in the blogosphere, and liveblogged with Howie Klein on August 2.
ActBlue Democrats, here’s Annette Taddeo:
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