Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is the Democratic nominee to challenge GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo in Florida’s 26th congressional district, which includes a portion of Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys. Mucarsel-Powell came to the U.S. from Ecuador as a child and has spent her career working for nonprofit organizations such as the Hope Center, Zoo Miami Foundation, and the Coral Restoration Foundation. Since 2003, Mucarsel-Powell worked at Florida International University College of Medicine where she helped to establish and grow the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program, which expands health care access for all Floridians. She has been endorsed by JStreetPAC endorsees Reps. Linda Sanchez and Pete Aguilar.
If elected to Congress, Murcarsel-Powell will advocate to strengthen the bond between the US and Israel. She is committed to maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge, and she views the US’s investment in the region as a strategic move that makes the region and world safer. She also believes that the Arab peace initiative provides a potential template for conflict resolution that would benefit the entire region. Mucarsel-Powell is a supporter of the Iran deal and understands that violating the nuclear agreement would isolate the US, embolden Iran, and increase threats to Israel.