U.S. Congress District 27
Former county commissioner, former state representative
Former county commissioner and state representative Bruno Barreiro is what the Miami Herald called “the closest thing resembling an establishment candidate” in the Republican primary. He resigned from his county commission seat to run for this one, and then his wife ran for his empty seat. (She lost to Eileen Higgins.) Barreiro is the owner of BABJ Investment Corporation, Marketing Vice President of Fatima Home Care and a Director of IUSA Partners, Inc. He’s an alumnus of Christopher Columbus High School and attended the University of Miami.
Position, via the candidate’s website: “The legal use of arms is a fundamental right provided for in our U.S. Constitution.”
Position, via the candidate’s website: “I believe we need to develop an immigration process that keeps families together while ensuring that our borders are secure.” As a county commissioner, he voted in favor of abandoning Miami-Dade County’s sanctuary city status.
From the candidate’ website: “I will go to Washington to represent you in Congress and work towards building on improving the number of quality jobs by decreasing regulations for small businesses, expanding on continuing education for displaced workers and helping to attract emerging technology jobs to our community.”
Position: Has advocated for rail expansion, and more multimodal transit. Voted in favor of expanding the Urban Development Boundary in 2013 , and supported the dredging of PortMiami. Via FCCB survey: Supports establishing a national Climate Solutions Commission to develop policies that are economically viable, protect the environment and mitigate the effects of climate change.