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Gianfranco Puppio-Perez announced his candidacy for Miami-Dade County School Board for District 5, following current School Board member Susie Castillo’s decision not to seek reelection.

“I’m excited about the opportunity of making a difference in children’s lives. My education platform is guided towards ensuring that our schools are safe for our students, teachers and parents, as well as fighting for better teacher salaries and  guaranteeing a world-class education for every student” – declared Mr. Puppio-Perez.

“Having worked at the school board, state and federal levels of government, I’ve gained a unique perspective and understanding of the challenges we face in  improving education for all children, regardless of their socioeconomic background or family circumstance” – added Mr. Puppio-Perez

Mr. Puppio-Perez is a young community leader of both Venezuelan and Cuban descent who enjoys a strong track record of working on behalf of South Florida families.  He worked as Special Assistant to former Miami Dade County School Board Member Carlos Curbelo, subsequently as Director of Special Projects for former Congressman Carlos Curbelo and  Legislative Director to Florida State Representative Michael Grieco.

Mr. Puppio-Perez is a proud product of the Miami Dade County public school system having graduated from Ronald W. Reagan Doral Senior High School. He is currently finishing his Associate of Arts  degree, in Political Science and Government at Miami Dade College. He received a proclamation from Miami-Dade County Public Schools in recognition of his commitment and dedication to public education; he’s a member of the NALEO Educational Fund, among many other civic endeavors.

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  1. Puppio-Pérez is an excellent student advocate. He is a bi-partisan voice & we need more community & less politics on the School Board!

  2. It is an honor to have been a graduate from the excellent Ronald W. Reagan HS. Me. Pupio had wonderful teachers during his high school. It is a pleasure to see one of our own students taking the lead in the local government. He will be an asset to MDCPS.

  3. Gianfranco, you definitely qualify for the position. You are very well prepared, not only for the experience you have obtained through the years but because you are a young man with wonderful ideas to better the public education system. A young man full of energy and positive attitude to give the best to our community. You can count on my vote!! We need more people like you for community leaders !!!


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