Michael Gongora Runs for State Senate District 38
Michael Gongora announced his candidacy for election to State Senate District 38 by opening his campaign account and filing with the State of Florida Department of Elections.
Senator Gwen Margolis recently announced her retirement and that she would not be seeking election to the seat. The District runs roughly from Miami Beach to Aventura and from the ocean to I-95.
Stated Michael Gongora, “As your senator for District 38, I will work even harder and be more effective than as a private citizen or community leader.
It is not enough to keep raising vital issues to those currently in office, challenging them to fix broken systems and rethink ineffective policy.
I will lead the charge for sensible, achievable victories in alleviating traffic and flooding, restoring quality and affordable education, and increasing jobs paying decent wages.
I will hit the ground running to keep Floridians safe and to implement achievable solutions to obstacles currently impeding Floridians from fulfilling their American Dream.
Our community and our State crave action not rhetoric and I vow to use my knowledge and experience to serve you effectively and with integrity.”
Góngora is an attorney practicing community association law and commercial litigation. Góngora’s name recognition, extensive experience, knowledge of local and state government, diverse community endorsements and ability to raise support make him the front runner in the State Senate District 38 contest.
Góngora served as Miami Beach Commissioner in two separate terms between 2006 and 2013.
Prior to being elected Commissioner, Góngora served as a volunteer in numerous civic, charitable, business and legal organizations.
In December 2015, Góngora was elected President of the Miami Beach Bar Association, where he re-opened the pro bono Law Clinic in North Beach.
He also served as Vice Chairman of the City of Miami Code Enforcement Board and Miami-Dade County Special Magistrate for the Value Adjustment Board.
He recently chaired the Miami Beach Latin Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board of Directors and served as legal adviser for Unity Coalition, a Hispanic LGBT non-profit.
Góngora has also served as Chairman of ECOMB (Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches) a group instrumental in keeping Miami-Dade County clean and green.
In 2007, Góngora created and chaired the City of Miami Beach’s first ever Sustainability Committee to address issues including energy conservation, flood mitigation and recycling.
Michael Gongora stated, “I look forward to an energetic and positive campaign, communicating with voters about our shared vision for Florida’s future.”
“It is time to act together, so I humbly ask you to join me in the challenge to improve the quality of life and increase opportunity, not only for those in District 38, but for ALL Floridians.”