Letters to the Editor

Democrats elected

In his March 3 letter, Jorge Pinares asked us to name one member of a minority who won a statewide race as a Democrat.

How about David Sholtz, the 26th governor of Florida, 1933-37 and Richard Stone, who was U.S. senator from Florida 1975-80. And don’t forget David Levy Yulee, who was elected as the first Jewish member of the U.S. Senate 1841-45 and for whom Levy County is named. All of them are Democrats who were elected statewide and are members of a minority — Jewish.

Bill Silver, Coral Gables