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Homestead Councilman Jimmie Williams Endorses Curbelo

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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 4:04 pm | Updated: 12:09 pm, Fri Sep 2, 2016.

A day after the November battle for Congressional District 26 seat was decided by primary voters, a Homestead Councilman has endorsed one of the candidates.

Councilman Jimmie Williams has endorsed Republican Carlos Curbelo according to the Congressman's campaign.

"From fighting to bring rail service to South Dade to supporting immigration and criminal justice reform in Congress, Carlos Curbelo has remained focused on fighting for Homestead families and the issues affecting their daily lives," said Williams in a statement. "Carlos is dedicated to bettering the lives on his constituents, making him an essential ally for our community. I encourage all Homestead families to join me in supporting his reelection."

The general election will pit Curbelo with the man he defeated in the last election, Former Congressman Joe Garcia.

Garcia beat his democratic rival Annette Taddeo by the slightest of margins.

This time around the district has been redrawn to where it leans democratic. So endorsements from local leaders are a big get.

"The needs of this district are diverse, but local leaders like Jimmie, help guide my efforts on behalf South Dade families," Curbelo said. "I'm grateful for Jimmie's support and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with him to help the people of Homestead when I return to Washington."

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