Interview | City Commissioner Candidate on Gun Rights, Florida Unity, and Condemning Socialism.
Alfredo Ortega Rubio, who is running for FL’s Weston City Commission, detailed his plan for the city and highlighted the importance of protecting the Second Amendment.
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As part of El American’s series of short interviews, our contributor Julio M. Shiling spoke with Alfredo Ortega Rubio, who is currently running for a seat on the Weston City Council in Florida. If successful, Ortega Rubio would be the only Hispanic on the local institution.
Our interviewee worked for more than six years as chief of staff for the two mayors of the City of Doral, but always as a resident of Weston, a city where half of the population is of Hispanic origin, so he considers that being Venezuelan is an “added value” for his candidacy.
“My experience being Venezuelan could signify an added value to what’s going on today in the city, where we have a Commission composed of one mayor and four commissioners, and they’re all from here, from the United Stated,” Ortega Rubio said. “While that’s perfect, because we are here as Americans, I believe it could be an added value to have a person that represents part of that community, coming from the same culture.”
As a Second Amendment advocate, Ortega Rubio considers it crucial that Florida schools are protected by properly armed law enforcement officers, whose role is to protect school districts from potential threats. In his view, “we protect with guns everybody in society.”
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🖋️Author Julio M. Shiling
🖋️Author Julio M. Shiling
Julio M. Shiling is a political scientist, writer, columnist, lecturer, media commentator, and director of Patria de Martí and The CubanAmerican Voice. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. He is a member of The American Political Science Association and The PEN Club (Cuban Writers in Exile Chapter).
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