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Dean Santoro announces State Senate run

From: Chuck
Sent on: Friday, April 4, 2008 11:41 AM
April 3rd 2008
Miami, Florida

Surrounded by dozens of supporters, friends and family members, Dean Santoro announced his candidacy for State Senate across from the Miami-Dade County School Board Headquarters and the Performing Arts Center.

He used the location in order to point out existing problems with our education system stating that "responsibilities are not met by simply throwing money at them. " Calling in to question his opponents commitment to truly improving the system and questioning his commitment to educating our children "We must all remember the sole reason why public schools were created, to educate our children, not too benefit bureaucrats, not to benefit unions, not for the sake of lobbyist, contractors or politicians, but solely and exclusively for the benefit of the children."

Mr. Santoro who had formerly filed to run In US House District 21, offered his endorsement of Lincoln Diaz-Balart " I would also like to take this opportunity to announce my wholehearted support and endorsement of Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart. Although the Congressman and I do not agree on every single issue, I have come to appreciate his profound commitment to public service and the respect and integrity with which he serves his constituents." while being critical of his opponent former Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinez "whose honesty and integrity have been seriously questioned on many occasions and still linger in serious doubt, has a propensity toward verbal and physical violence, and would be a negative reflection on our community."

Dean Santoro also stressed the need for property tax reform and fiscal restraint on the part of our state government. He also pointed to the performing arts center and reminded those in attendance of some of its many shortcomings as an example of profligate government spending " We must find ways to curtail local governments from wasting tax payer dollars on white elephants like the performing arts center located behind you, that came in at well over $200 million over budget and is continuing to drain taxpayers at a rate of over $5 million per year, yet many of the folks shouldering the burden of this cultural behemoth can't afford to pay the price for a ticket to attend any of its performances."

His remarks finished on a positive and uplifting note " Florida is a great state to live in, it has an incomparable climate, a friendly and diverse people, beautiful beaches, and an advantageous geographic location. Our state has too many things going for it to fail, in order for us Floridians to realize our potential we need to be liberated from the deluge of profligate spending, stifling regulation and burdensome taxation. I am optimistic that Florida can overcome its current situation."

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