Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Congratulates Congresswoman-Elect Donna Shalala

Nov 6, 2018

Ros-Lehtinen Congratulates Congresswoman-Elect Donna Shalala

“As this season comes to an end in my life, I am confident that Donna Shalala will be a remarkable leader for our community.”

Miami, FL - U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) issued the following statement congratulating Congresswoman-elect Donna Shalala who will succeed her in representing Florida’s 27 Congressional district.                      

Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“I have been humbled to serve our South Florida community and honored to be its voice in Congress for nearly three decades. As this season ends, a new one begins. It is now my honor to congratulate Donna Shalala as Congresswoman-elect of Florida’s 27th Congressional district. Donna is committed to public service and her many contributions to our South Florida community will serve her well as she represents this diverse district in the halls of Congress. Our beautiful South Florida community merits a leader who represents it to the best of her ability, and I am confident that Donna will do so with unequivocal certainty. This is democracy at its best. In my native homeland of Cuba there are no freedoms. Our country gave my family a chance, and we are all blessed to live in a country where we can be active participants in our democratic process. It has been one of the greatest honors of my professional life representing each and every person in our South Florida community. As this season comes to an end in my life, I am confident that Donna Shalala will be an unwavering leader for our community. I am proud to welcome and congratulate Congresswoman-elect Donna Shalala.” 

 “Es con mucha humildad que he servido a nuestra comunidad del Sur de la Florida y me siento honrada de ser su voz en el Congreso durante casi tres décadas. A medida que termina esta temporada, comienza una nueva. Ahora tengo el honor de felicitar a Donna Shalala como Congresista electa del 27 ° distrito del Congreso de la Florida. Donna está comprometida con el servicio público y sus muchas contribuciones a nuestra comunidad del Sur de la Florida le servirán bien ya que representara a este distrito diverso en los pasillos del Congreso. Nuestra hermosa comunidad del Sur de la Florida merece un líder que la represente lo mejor de sus habilidades, y estoy segura de que Donna lo hará con una certeza inequívoca. Esto es lo mejor de la democracia. En mi tierra natal de Cuba no hay libertades. Nuestro país le dio una oportunidad a mi familia, y todos estamos bendecidos de vivir en un país donde podemos ser participantes activos en nuestro proceso democrático. Ha sido uno de los mayores honores de mi vida profesional representar a cada persona en nuestra comunidad del Sur de la Florida. A medida que esta temporada llega a su fin en mi vida, confío en que Donna Shalala será una líder inquebrantable para nuestra comunidad. Me enorgullece dar la bienvenida y felicitar a la congresista electa Donna Shalala."

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