WASHINGTON DC, September 29, 2014 – Today the Allen West Guardian Fund PAC announced its endorsement of Carlos Curbelo for Florida’s 26th Congressional District at Washington’s Capitol Hill Club. Curbelo’s endorsement is the thirteenth for the 2014 election cycle, and the PAC has set a goal of “14 for ’14.” The final candidate endorsement will be made by mid-October.
Curbelo joins Martha McSally (AZ-2), Steve Russell (OK-5), Dan Sullivan (AK-Senate), Joni Ernst (IA-Senate), Will Hurd (TX-23), Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Lee Zeldin (NY-1), Ryan Zinke (MT at Large), Dan Bongino (MD-6), Congressman Tom Cotton (AR-Senate) , Larry Kaifesh (IL-8) and Mia Love (UT-4) whom have already been endorsed by the PAC.
Carlos Curbelo was born in Miami to Cuban exiles who fled Fidel Castro’s tyranny in the 1960s.
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 U.S. Senator George LeMieux, 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 to serve on the Miami Dade County School Board, the fourth-largest school district in the country.
“Carlos embodies the American dream and American exceptionalism,” said Col. West, “We need voices like Carlos’ to bring the message of true conservatism to the Hispanic community, in order to articulate that it is through sound fiscal and economic policies rather than government dependency that long-lasting advancement and prosperity can be achieved. ”