U.S. House, FL-27
Annette is the daughter of an American fighter pilot who fought against the Nazis in World War II. As a child, she underwent nineteen major surgeries to correct a cleft lip. When she was seventeen, she was forced to flee her home in Colombia when a terrorist group, kidnapped her father. After living and working her way through college waiting tables in Alabama, Taddeo moved to Miami in the wake of Hurricane Andrew to help her parents rebuild. It was during those difficult months living in a motor home that she started her own business at the age of twenty-two. In 2017, against all odds and against the party bosses, Annette successfully flipped Senate District 40 from red to blue, when she made history as the first Latina Democrat elected to Florida’s Senate. Annette was subsequently re-elected and currently represents a district Trump won by 6 points.
As a working mom, Annette lives in Miami with her husband Dr. Eric Goldstein, and daughter Sofia, a student in public school — Living her American dream as a small business owner and State Senator for the Miami-Dade area. Her personal story of perseverance against all odds is living proof of the American Dream and it uniquely and ideally positions her to be the clear voice to drive a winning message to appeal to voters across Miami that is critical to propel Democrats to victory in Florida’s 27th district.