December 11, 2017

Pushing For Protections For Hotel Employees

NPR’s Rachel Martin talks with Miami Beach City Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, who is proposing a bill to protect hotel employees from sexual harassment. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Back in October, Chicago passed a law that requires hotels to provide workers with so-called panic buttons. These are meant to alert security if guests threaten or harass staffers. A survey there found …

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October 9, 2017

Looking to Make a Difference

Kristen Rosen Gonzalez Family Photo

South Florida as a melting pot isn’t a new concept. For most who have grown up here, or have children in area schools, seeing (or being a part of) families that merge religions, ethnicities and skin colors is par for the course. But Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez can trump them all. “My father was Jewish, my mother was …

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October 9, 2017

Speech Professor Attempting To Take Congressional Seat

A Kendall Campus speech professor is taking aim at a congressional seat after political veteran  Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced she will not seek re-election in District 27. Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, who currently serves as a Miami Beach commissioner, believes she can fill Ros-Lehtinen’s sizeable political footprint. Ros-Lehtinen, who has spent more than 35 years as an elected official, is leaving office after her term …

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April 14, 2017

Miami Beach commissioner to challenge Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in 2018

First-term Democratic Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez is challenging to Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for Congress in 2018. The Miami Herald reports that Gonzalez is the second Democrat to file in Florida’s 27th Congressional District, recently redrawn and now leaning  Democratic. In 2016, Hilary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by 20 percentage points in CD 27. Democrat Scott Fuhrman is also looking for a rematch, after losing to Ros-Lehtinen in 2016. “We deserve …

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April 13, 2017

Miami Beach commissioner files to run against Ros-Lehtinen

Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, a Democrat in the second year of her first term on the commission, has filed to run for the Congressional seat held by Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in 2018. She is one of several Democrats who have filed for the recently redrawn 27th Congressional district, which now leans Democratic. Hilary Clinton won the district by …

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March 31, 2017

Kristen Rosen Gonzalez to challenge Ileana Ros Lehtinen

One of the Democrats already getting ready for 2018 is Miami Beach rosenlehtinenCommissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, who has been thinking for the last few weeks about challenging Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. She said Friday that many people had approached her and “an exploratory committee is testing the waters.” But those close to Rosen Gonzalez told Ladra she may file for the …

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