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Francis X. Suarez has become the first Latino to officially declare his bid for the 2024 presidential elections. With his announcement, Suarez, who is running for the GOP seat, has set the stage for increased Latino/e representation in politics in the U.S. and, for some, ignited a new wave of enthusiasm within the community.
As more people continue to step up to the plate and add their bid to the 2024 presidential elections, lets explore some facts about this Latino politician.
Francis X. Suarez is a Proud Miami Native
Francis X. Suarez proudly hails from Miami, where he spent his formative years immersed in the city’s vibrant atmosphere. However, the story of his roots extends beyond Miami’s borders. His parents, both of Cuban descent, brought their rich cultural heritage to Miami, infusing Suarez’s upbringing with a deep appreciation for his family’s history and the broader Latino/e community.
A Homegrown Mayor Committed to Miami
As the first Miami-born mayor of the city, Francis X. Suarez is uniquely connected to the pulse of Miami’s residents. Growing up in the city has given him firsthand experience of its evolving landscape, diverse neighborhoods, and the hopes and dreams of its people.
Before assuming the role of mayor, Francis X. Suarez honed his legal acumen through years of dedicated study and practice. Armed with a Juris Doctor degree, Suarez is expected to bring a sharp legal mind and a strategic approach to his leadership.
Engaging the Community Through Social Media
In an era of digital connectivity, Mayor Suarez recognizes the power of social media in engaging with constituents. His active presence on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook enable him to connect directly with Miami’s diverse population. Through these channels, he shares important updates, highlights community initiatives, and encourages open dialogue.
It’s still too early to know what will happen during the upcoming presidential election. However, it is important to pay attention to how the Latino/e community will be engaging with it – and how they will be a part of it.