Two South Florida Teachers Unions Back Dan Gelber for AG Over Dave Aronberg

Locked in a tight battle with Sen. Dave Aronberg of Greenacres for the Democratic attorney general nomination, Sen. Dan Gelber of Miami Beach received some important support on Thursday morning when the Broward Teachers Union and the United Teachers of Dade announced they were backing his campaign.

“We are proud to announce the endorsement of Dan Gelber for attorney general,” said President Karen Aronowitz of the United Teachers of Dade. “He has consistently proven to be the strongest champion of Florida’s public school system. He doesn’t back down from a tough fight in the educational arena, and that is exactly what our state needs now. As a father, he is reminded daily of the strengths and weaknesses in our school system and realizes the importance of making changes sooner rather than later. For these reasons, added to his extensive court and legal experience, we believe Dan will be education’s greatest ally when he becomes Florida’s next attorney general.”

"Broward Teachers are excited to stand with Dan Gelber in his campaign for Attorney General because he is truly invested in our education system,” said President Pat Santeramo of the Broward Teachers Union. “As the son of a Florida schoolteacher, as the father of three children in public school, and as a fierce advocate in the legislature, he has always made education his top priority, and will continue to do so as our next Attorney General."

“I am humbled to have the support of two great groups, UTD and BTU and to have the support of two great leaders, Karen and Pat,” said Gelber. “I am grateful to the teachers and school personnel for their dedication and service to preparing our next generation of leaders. As attorney general, I will continue to be an outspoken supporter of our public school system and will fight against efforts to privatize them.”

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