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Incumbent Miami-Dade County School Board member Maria Teresa Rojas added more than $12,000 in February to her still-unopposed re-election campaign for District 6.
Three people gave Rojas checks ranging from $50 to $200.
Rojas reported no spending in February.
Miami-Dade Public Schools District 6 covers a coastal portion of the county encompassing almost 40 public schools in Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Miami, South Miami and the unincorporated areas of Kendall and Westchester.
Rojas, a professional educator of more than 45 years, first scored a seat on the nine-member county School Board in 2016, when then-member and current Miami-Dade Commissioner Raquel Regalado resigned to run for county Mayor.
Regalado’s incumbent opponent that year was Rojas’ brother-in-law, Carlos Giménez, who now serves in Washington representing Florida’s 26th Congressional District.
Rojas defeated former The Children’s Trust President Modesto “Mo” Abety with more than 66% of the vote Nov. 8, 2016, to succeed Regalado and complete the remainder of her term. Two years later, she secured re-election when no opponent filed to run against her.
In August, she joined fellow School Board members Luisa Baez-Geller, Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Steve Gallon III, Perla Hantman, Marta Pérez and Luisa Santos in voting to defy an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis and require masking of all students and staff on public school campuses.
The Board voted in January to appoint Jose Dotres to as the district’s new Superintendent. Florida Politics previously identified Dotres as a frontrunner in the contest to replace Alberto Carvalho, who took a job as the new Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Along with Rojas, Bendross-Mindingall, Hantman and Pérez — who all represent even-numbered districts — are up for re-election. So far, only Bendross-Mindingall has drawn a challenger. Hantman is not listed as an active candidate. The deadline to qualify as a candidate is June 17.
In September, School Board members unanimously passed a $7 billion operating budget, the largest in its history and nearly $2 billion more than approved for the year prior.
The Primary Election is on Aug. 23. Should a run-off election be required in any race, the top two candidates will square off Nov. 8.
Candidates faced a Feb. 28 deadline to report all campaign finance activity.