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Regional Leaders: Carlos Curbelo

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In Raleigh and across the South we need to highlight innovative leaders popping up to tackle the most important questions.

In South Florida there are a group of regional innovators rising up. We will be highlighting some of the regional innovators in the South. One of the most recent innovators has been part of the Miami-Dade County School Board. From Raleigh to Miami we need to stress the innovators and seek out best ideas to make the region grow. Carlos Curbelo is a regional innovator running for Congress. He is one of the South most innovative leaders.

Read more about Carlos Curbelo : "was born in Miami on March 1, 1980, to Carlos and Teresita Curbelo, Cuban exiles who fled Fidel Castro’s tyranny in the 1960s. He attended John G. DuPuis Elementary in Hialeah before continuing to Miami’s Belen Jesuit Preparatory School where he served as Student Council President his senior year. Carlos subsequently enrolled in the University of Miami where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration while majoring in Political Science. More recently, he earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, also from UM.

In 2002, just months out of college, Carlos founded Capitol Gains, a public and media relations firm that has done work for South Florida companies as well as state, national, and international political campaigns. In 2009, he was named State Director for US Senator George LeMieux and was responsible for overseeing staff in seven offices throughout the state and advising the Senator on Latin-American policy and Hispanic issues. In 2010, he was appointed by Florida’s Governor to the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a federally mandated board tasked with prioritizing local transportation and infrastructure projects. Carlos is also the co-founder of Centre Court Charities, a non-profit organization that runs basketball leagues for high school students during the summer months.

In November of 2010, Carlos was elected, with the support of over 27,000 voters, to serve on the Miami Dade County School Board. Miami Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the country. Shortly after being elected, he was the only School Board Member in the state asked to serve on the Governor’s Education Transition Team where he was a champion for reform and for equity in funding. On the School Board, Carlos has been a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility, parental involvement, and transparency in the district’s operations. " He has innovative ideas on tackling issues in the region. You can read more about his ideas at : http://www.carloscurbelo.com/issues/.

Carlos Curbelo highlights how to tackle the Economy : " ECONOMY

The weak economic recovery is leaving too many people behind. Young people cannot find work after college, millions are employed part-time despite needing full-time work to sustain their families, and wages are stagnant across the board. Unfortunately our economy is the victim of self-inflicted wounds like the 30 hour work week under Obamacare, increased regulation, and an unsustainable fiscal policy which relies on deficit spending to fund the government. Every day, it seems like there is less incentive for people to work in our country. This must change If we want to get America growing again we must:

1) Reform our tax system, reduce taxes on working families, and reward hard work.

2) End the chronic budget deficits that threaten our economy and our national security

3) Reform higher education, so that our colleges and universities better prepare our young men and women for the jobs and opportunities of this still new century"

You can hear his own words on the issues at : http://www.carloscurbelo.com/media/ . You can hear more on his ideas at : http://www.carloscurbelo.com/.

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