Cedric will be the first openly LGBTQ African-American elected to the Florida legislature
Cedric McMinn is the Chief of Staff for Miami-Dade School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall. His responsibilities include working with community organizations, elected officials, and leaders to benefit the students attending schools in School Board District 2. He was the Political Outreach and African-American Director for the 2008 Barack Obama and Joe Biden Presidential Campaign. Cedric also served as the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. As Executive Director, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations to facilitate and support a more effective political organization focused on getting Democratic candidates elected to public office.
Cedric is politically active in the Miami-Dade community at various levels. He served as the 1st Vice Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. He served as the State Outreach Director for the 2014 Charlie Crist for Governor; a volunteer for Congressional, state and local campaigns; a Miami-Dade County Elections poll worker; and District Assistant to State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford and Legislative Assistant to former State Representative Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall in the Florida House of Representatives. In 2008 and 2012, he was an elected Delegate for Barack Obama; and in 2016, he was an elected Delegate for Hillary Clinton.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Cedric will be the first openly LGBTQ African-American elected to the Florida legislature.