EMILYs List Endorses Lucia Báez-Geller for Election to Florida’s 27th Congressional District

March 26, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Miami-Dade School Board Member Lucia Báez-Geller for election to Florida’s 27th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“Floridians in the 27th Congressional District are ready for a leader who puts their lives, their families, and their futures ahead of political games. Lucia Báez-Geller is that leader, and EMILYs List is proud to endorse her today in this key flip seat. In Congress, she’ll fight for Florida, defending the freedom to make our personal health care decisions ourselves. Báez-Geller is an outstanding advocate and community servant, and she is the right candidate to take this seat back from María Elvira Salazar and deliver meaningful change in the district.”

Lucia Báez-Geller is an educator, community leader, and proud Floridian who currently serves as a school board member and champion for students in the Miami-Dade County School Board’s 3rd District. The daughter of working parents from Colombia and Cuba, Báez-Geller was a first-generation college student in the United States and went on to teach English and language arts to thousands of Miami’s public school students for 15 years. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Political Advocate of the Year Award from the National Education Association, and she has been a fighter on the school board for all of the county’s students and families. Báez-Geller and her husband David have a two-year-old daughter.

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.