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Bianca Padró Ocasio - Miami Herald Political Reporter

Miami Herald Political Reporter

Bianca Padró Ocasio is a political reporter for the Miami Herald. She grew up in Puerto Rico and writes in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston, and joined the Miami Herald in 2019.

  1. The first voters of Election Day enter Precinct #543 at the Crystal Beach Community Hall as polls open on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Pinellas County.
  2. The newly painted Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is seen with the crest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the theme park on Aug. 30, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
  3. State Sen. Annette Taddeo talks to reporters shortly after announcing her run for governor on Oct. 18, 2021.
  4. Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried speaks during the Governor’s Luncheon on opening day of the Florida State Fair at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Feb. 10.
  5. Anti-mask protesters make their feelings known outside of the Broward County School Board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale.
  6. Conference attendees shop for merchandise at a trade show at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, in Orlando.
  7. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
  8. President Joe Biden acknowledges family members after he announces Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, left, as his nominee to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Vice President Kamala Harris listens at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  9. A Florida voter registration application is shown at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department in Doral, Fla.
  10. In this Jan. 11 file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of a legislative session in Tallahassee.
  11. Frank Artiles leaves the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami on Thursday, March 18, 2021.
  12. Members of the Florida House of Representatives work during a legislative session, Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  13. Florida International University South Campus in Miami.
  14. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings, right.
  15. Jorge Diaz-Johnston
  16. The vacancies in Senate District 33, House District 88 and House District 94 are the result of three lawmakers who resigned to run for Florida’s Congressional District 20, a void left by the death of former U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings.
  17. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Doral Academy Preparatory School in Doral on Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee. File)
  18. Dec. 13, 2021• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    U.S. Rep. Val Demings walks with former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords around the Gun Violence Memorial Installation by Giffords at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Monday, December 13, 2021. The memorial features 3,000 vases for every Floridian who died from gun violence last year. During the event, Giffords PAC endorsed Val Demings for U.S. Senate.
  19. Florida's welcome sign on Interstate 95, south of the state border with Georgia.
  20. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Florida governor.
  21. Nov. 3, 2021• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
  22. Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, speaks during a Senate session in 2019. Taddeo is the only nonwhite gubernatorial candidate among the top contenders, in a state where Hispanics make up nearly 27 percent of the population.
  23. Sep. 23, 2021• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
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