Meet Donna Milo
The Dems claim the throne of identity politics, but now the 20th district in Florida has a minority’s minority running for Congress: they must be furious they couldn’t get a good-looking transexual Latina to run for office.
My family, like so many here in Florida, fled communist Cuba in the early 1960s when I was just three years old. Once I was old enough, my parents enrolled me in the public school system in South Florida which I attended from kindergarten through most of my senior year of high school. As the youngest of nine children, I felt the need to take my GED in order to work to help my parents support our family.
At nineteen, I married my high school sweetheart and enrolled in Allstate Construction College soon after. In 1982, I became a licensed contractor and started my own business. Early on in my professional life, I understood the many challenges facing small business owners in South Florida. In my personal life, I undertook the joy and responsibility of taking care of and providing for my own family.
In 1984, we were blessed with birth of our son and a few years later in 1988 with the arrival of our beautiful daughter.
In 1991, I began a new business in the marine fabrication industry. This business taught me that consistency, integrity, delivering on your promises and honest dealing create true and lasting success. I carried these principles with me when I returned to the building industry in 2000 and continue to live and work by them today.
It is the firm belief in the principle honesty that allowed me to face my life’s greatest challenge, to be true to myself, honest with my loved ones and to confront my true identity. After years of great pain and struggle, I finally came to terms with the decision to be who I am and to undergo gender re-assignment surgery.
I thank God every day that my family and loved ones stood by my side, love me for who I am and support me in all of my endeavors. I also thank God daily for living in this great country of ours where all Americans have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Ms Milos running in a district that is mostly Democrat, against incumbent Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
I congratulate Ms Milo in her decision to run, and hope she succeeds.