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Sanchez gearing up for District 58 run



Fresh off his honeymoon in Thailand this week, Democrat Gilberto Sanchez says he's ready for a campaign blitz in the few weeks remaining before the special primary election for the District 58 state House seat on Jan. 26. He's hosting a meeting for volunteers tomorrow at 9 a.m. at his law offices at 114 S. Fremont. Sanchez clearly knows he has a tough battle in the primary when he'll face longtime Democratic fundraiser Janet Cruz and Pat Kemp, who chairs the local Democratic party. "We have two strong opponents, but we will win this election based on our grass roots efforts and effective fundraising," Sanchez wrote in an e-mail announcing tomorrow's event.

Sanchez is running on a platform he calls the "Triangle of Prosperity,"  with economic development, public safety and education is its three legs. One specific change he'd like to bring to the state: The authorization of "series" limited liability companies, which would serve as sort of an umbrella LLC for multiple corporations. "The whole purpose is to make Florida as small business friendly as possible. This is a tool to do that," he said.

Regarding Cruz and Kemp, Sanchez said this: "I commend them for their service to the Democratic process and the political party. In the end we're all Democrats. But I have something else to offer."

Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:22pm]


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