Janelle Perez will be the first out LGBTQ woman in the Florida state senate!
Born and raised in Miami, Janelle knows what the South Florida community needs. Growing up, Janelle has lived in West Kendall, Kendall, Miami Beach, and Pinecrest. She has seen the growth of our community over the years. From spending hours in traffic to having to find alternative routes due to flooding, and watching our beautiful beaches erode due to rising sea levels, Janelle has lived it.
At the age of 28, Janelle was diagnosed with Stage IV Follicular Lymphoma, an aggressive, incurable cancer. After her diagnosis, Janelle moved to Miami in order to prioritize her health and start a family with her wife, Monica. Today, she is one of the owners of Doctors HealthCare Plans, Inc., a Hispanic-owned and family-owned Medicare company in Miami-Dade County. It is one of Florida’s fastest-growing Medicare companies, providing affordable, high-quality medical services to Medicare beneficiaries in the county.
As a mother, first-generation American, and businesswoman, Janelle is running for Senate to fight for opportunities for every child and family. Her personal experience battling illness and professional experience as an advocate and business owner has deepened her commitment to ensuring every American has access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. In the Senate, she’ll use her keen understanding of government and unyielding commitment to compassionate leadership to improve access to healthcare, protect our environment, and support our small businesses.