I am ashamed that I missed it, something so obvious...to look at the treasurer appointment for candidate Carlos Pereira who is going for the Sorenson seat.
Pereira's treasurer is none other than Jose "Pepe" Riesco. Pepe ran Mayor Alvarez's strong mayor campaign and is a treasurer for many candidates. Pepe also ran Joe Sanchez's campaign for City of Miami Mayor. This partner will give Pereira a fund-raising advantage.
Friends from Pereira's Campaign Facebook Page: Dario Moreno, Rep. Julio Robaina, Mabel Masvidal and Carlos Gimenez. Pretty much useless information since some people will befriend anyone. I would estimate that 5 years elapsed between these two photos.