House Rep. Marcelo Llorente is quietly amassing a bankroll to run for the Mayor of Miami Dade County. He has already collected almost $200,000 in a a fund-raising frenzy. Llorente went to Tulane as an undergrad and graduated from Florida State University College of Law. He was elected to the Florida House in 2002 and is Chair of two committees, Full Appropriations Council on General Government & Health Care and Policy Council.
His campaign has as contributors, parimutuals, real estate investment firms, medical supply firms and healthcare firms (no surprises if you look at his committee appointment) and, of course, a barrage of law firms and attorneys.
Marin & Sons and Lobbyist Ronald 'Ron' Book have also given and Book's family as well. Is Marcelo already being represented by Steve Marin, the rainmaker in City of Miami politics?
Jose Pepe Riesco is getting professional fees, he is Mayor Alvarez's guy - he orchestrated the Strong Mayor Campaign.
Other candidates, here is some advice: Get off your asses. This race is well underway.