Ricardo De La Fuente announces run in 24th district congressional race
Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Florida
Second Generation Immigrant vows to Fight for Families, Inner City, and Small Businesses.
Harvard Educated, Clean Energy Entrepreneur.
Ricardo “Ricky” De La Fuente, a millennial and second-generation immigrant, has announced his run under the Democratic Party, in Florida’s 24th Congressional District.
The third of five children, De La Fuente learned the value of family and fighting for elements that make families strong from a very young age. He studied at the University of San Diego, and Harvard. A devout Catholic of Mexican-Persian heritage, he is fluent in eight languages and is credited with starting multiple businesses and job creation.
“I am running because I want to fight for families, the inner city, and small businesses.” “As a second-generation U.S. Citizen, I have experienced the struggle of discrimination, and I want to champion all of our community issues. My family has a long history of working in Mexico and the United States to create jobs. I want to bring that experience to support our communities’ small business, support families, stand up for our citizens against President Trump’s bad policies but work with his administration when it benefits the District.
De La Fuente has toured the country with his father, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, who was a candidate for the 2016 presidential campaign, and met with citizens of all backgrounds, thus gaining an appreciation for diversity and issues plaguing our nation at large.