Debbie Mucarsel-Powell immigrated to the United States from Ecuador with her family as a young girl. She worked her way through college, and later became a college administrator and worked for several non-profit organizations. In Congress, Mucarsel-Powell is a strong advocate for gun safety legislation, and is fighting for clean air and drinking water for all Floridians. Mucarsel-Powell flipped her district in 2018, helping Democrats take the majority in the House of Representatives.
In office, Mucarsel-Powell helped pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which is the most comprehensive anti-corruption and democracy reform bill to pass the House since Watergate. The bill is being denied a fair vote by Mitch McConnell and the special interests who control the U.S. Senate. H.R. 1 would take on dark money and foreign interference in our elections, fix our broken campaign finance system, tighten ethics laws, crack down on lobbyists, limit partisan gerrymandering used to manipulate elections, and expand and protect the right to vote. Mucarsel-Powell represents a swing district, and faces a tough re-election fight in 2020.
Candidate for U.S. House