Former Florida Rep. Ricardo Rangel has entered the race for state senate. He’s running for District 22 as a democrat.
Rangel was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012 for District 43. Within a few months of office, he led the fight to protect working class families by saving the state pension. He voted against school vouchers and co-sponsored a bill to raise Florida’s minimum wage. He’s known for being business friendly and easily worked across party lines to help develop and create jobs.
Rangel enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for 12 years. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 2010. He continued his focus on public service by getting involved in community events benefitting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Florida. His political activism earned him recognition of Young Democrat of the Year from the Florida Democratic Party. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Management from Warner University.