Monday, December 21, 2009

U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek Endorses Amy Mercado for Florida House District 35

Amy Mercado, Democratic candidate for Florida House District 35, today received the endorsement of Miami Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek.

"Amy is part of a new generation of Florida leaders working to get our state moving again. She is a leader in Orange County who will restore accountability in Tallahassee. I am proud to support her campaign," said U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek.

Mercado states she will campaign tirelessly to combat the “culture of corruption” in state government as she moves forward with her campaign.

“It is with great honor that I accept Congressman Meek’s endorsement of my candidacy as we each share a passion for our communities and the working families of our state. Throughout our careers, we each have been in the service of those around us. I look forward to strengthening those bonds in the work that I will accomplish for the people of District 35 and all Floridians. When I am elected to the Florida House, I will strive to improve the public’s confidence in their lawmakers and take action to remove the stain of corruption that Republican leadership has brought to Tallahassee.” said Mercado.

Amy Mercado is the daughter of a New York City police officer and a New York City Transit Police detective. She is of Puerto Rican descent. She is a graduate of American Intercontinental University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Amy and her family have resided in House District 35 since 1997, two years after moving to Florida. She has built a strong reputation as a dependable and diplomatic political activist in community organizations throughout Florida.

Amy is the current president of the Orange County Democratic Hispanic Caucus, interim secretary of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement’s Central Florida Chapter, and secretary of the Florida Council of the League of United Latin American Citizens. She also is a member of the Orange County Chapter of the Florida Voters League, the Florida Democratic Party’s Central/State Executive Committee and its Affirmative Action Committee.

Amy and Wilfredo “Fred” Mercado were married in 1997. Their children attend Orange County public schools. The Mercados are members of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Winter Park.

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