Curbelo out of Congress, but not out of politics
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Curbelo out of Congress, but not out of politics


Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R) is bidding farewell to his constituents after losing re-election to the U.S. Congress in 2018.

While Curbelo sounds like he is bowing out of politics completely, think again.

In 2020, the seat for Miami-Dade County Mayor will be left vacant. Curbelo is considered one of the most, if not the most, viable candidates to win that countywide executive office.

Expect Curbelo to climb back on his “caballo” (or hoverboard) and take another stab a elected office.

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Also, a future congressional run may not be out of the picture for the Curbelo. When redistricting occurs in 2020, the lines could shift  CD 26 to favor a more moderate or Republican candidate. If that were to happen, Curbelo could consider another congressional run. Why wouldn’t he?

“While public service has been a great honor, it certainly hasn’t been easy. I am so grateful to my wife Cecilia for being my best friend and for always supporting me and to my daughters Sylvie and Carolina who have sacrificed more than they know so I could serve our community here in Washington. My parents Teresita and Carlos could have never imagined that their child would serve in the United States Congress when they arrived in our great country as Cuban political refugees in the 1960s.

I thank them for being loving parents who taught me right from wrong and gave me the education and confidence to succeed.  I am thankful to my entire family, including many friends who are a part of it, for their encouragement and affection. And to my entire team – young, dynamic professionals who worked every day with dedication and determination for the people of South Florida.”


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Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking.Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics.Learn more at www.brownpeople.orgEmail him at [email protected]