MIRAMAR, FL—Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos threw her support behind Dr. Barbara Sharief for Florida’s 20th Congressional District. Congresswoman Bustos represents Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, and served as Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2019.

“Dr. Barbara Sharief is the leader Florida’s 20th District needs in this critical moment,” Congresswoman Cheri Bustos said. “Barbara has spent her life serving on the front lines of medicine as a Doctor of Nursing Practice, fighting for workers and families, and protecting the right of every citizen to vote. She knows the struggles of her community, and is ready to advocate for South Florida in Congress.”

“Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is an incredible leader and changemaker, and I’m honored to have her support. She is a champion for affordable healthcare and protecting the working class, and I look forward to partnering with her on these fights in Congress,” said Dr. Barbara Sharief.


Dr. Barbara Sharief is a candidate for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 20th Congressional District. Barbara specializes in critical care and pediatrics and used her skills to open her own pediatric and adult homecare service, where she employs over 200 frontline heroes. Barbara has served as Broward County Commissioner for 11 years, and made history as not only Broward County’s first Black female mayor but also the first Black female President of the Florida Association of Counties. Barbara was born and raised in South Florida and has three beautiful daughters.

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