United Teachers of Dade President Karla Hernández-Mats. Credit: YouTube.
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist plans to make a major campaign announcement in South Florida on Saturday, but the word has already gotten out: It’s Karla Hernández-Mats.
Here’s the top of a story by the Tallahassee Democrat, which states that the selection was first reported by CBS 4-Miami.”
“Charlie Crist, the Democrat challenging Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, is expected to name the head of the largest teachers union in the Southeast as his lieutenant governor candidate at an event Saturday at the Hialeah school where she taught for a decade.
“Karla Hernández-Mats, president of United Teachers of Dade, will be introduced by Crist as his running mate at Hialeah Middle School, where she was named teacher of the year in 2010 for her work with children with special needs.
“Hernández-Mats, 42, is a Miami native, of Honduran descent.”
Florida’s current lieutenant governor is Jeanette M. Nuñez, of Miami-Dade, who was elected as Florida’s first Hispanic female lieutenant governor of Florida in 2018, according to her bio.
Stay tuned on Saturday….
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