Ana Rivas Logan officially enters Florida Senate race in Miami-Dade
Former state lawmaker and Miami-Dade School Board member Ana Rivas Logan is officially running for state Senate.
The Republican-turned-Democrat filed her paperwork Wednesday to seek the District 40 seat — which current state Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Cutler Bay, and state Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, are also vying for.
“The stakes are too high to stay on the sidelines in this race, which is why I’ve decided to embark on a continued journey of public service,” Rivas Logan said in a statement Wednesday. “My community has encouraged me to be their voice in Tallahassee and I am ready to campaign hard to earn the support of voters in August and November.”
Jumping in the District 40 race gives Miami-Dade Democrats an alternative contender to take on Artiles in November, but it also divides the party since Bullard is seeking re-election.