House of Representatives
Current office holder: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Donna E. Shalala has spent her life fighting to improve others' lives. The former president of the University of Miami, she has advocated tirelessly for women’s rights, civil rights, increased access to health care, better education and schools and a clean, sustainable environment. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) where she became the longest serving HHS Secretary in U.S. history. Donna has lived in Pinecrest and Coral Gables for 17 years. She is running for the open seat vacated by Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and will face Republican Maria Salazar in November.