Al Maloof Raises More Money Than Ron Book In Local Miami-Dade Races
|When it comes to campaign donations, Al Maloof drops it like it's hot.|
No 1: Al Maloof
Beneficiaries: Curbelo, Diaz, Heyman, Rolle, Sosa, Souto, and Vangates.
Claim To Fame: As managing director of GJB Consulting LLC, Maloof represents companies vying for county government and school board contracts.
No 2: Pedro Munilla
Total Contributions: $25,000
Beneficiaries: Diaz, Heyman, Perez, Regalado, Rolle, Sosa, and Souto
Claim To Fame: Munilla is the man in charge of MCM Corp., a local construction firm that regularly wins lucrative multi-million dollar contracts from the county commission and the school board.
No. 3: Demetrio Perez Jr.
Total Contributions: $18,500
Beneficiaries: Curbelo, Diaz, Hantman, Perez, Regalado, Rolle, Sosa, Souto, and Vangates
Claim To Fame: An ex-school board member who pled guilty to five counts of defrauding a federal subsidized housing program, Perez is now running charter schools that require approvals from the county commission and school board.
No. 4: Michael Adler
Total Contributions: $15,000
Beneficiaries: Diaz, Rolle, Souto, Taddeo
Claim To Fame: A prominent Miami developer, one of Adler's companies has a 70-year lease at Opa-Locka Airport to run a corporate jet facility.
No. 5: Ronald Book
Beneficiaries: Curbelo, Hantman, Heyman, Sosa, Souto, Rolle, and Vangates
Claim To Fame: A uber-lobbyist who represents several municipalities and Miami-Dade County before the Florida legislature, Book is chairman of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust and the man largely responsible for the sex offender camp that was under the Julia Tuttle Causeway.