Miramar, FL (October 7, 2021)—Today, the American Nurses Association (ANA) threw their support behind Dr. Barbara Sharief in her campaign for Florida’s 20th Congressional District.

“As a Doctor of Nursing Practice and the only frontline healthcare worker in this race, I am beyond proud to have the support of my fellow nurses in my campaign for Congress. The last two years have tested our nation’s commitment to science-based healthcare, and proven how essential it is that we have medical professionals in Congress to provide expertise and guide our nation out of the COVID-19 pandemic. I look forward to continuing this work alongside ANA and utilizing my nursing background to serve in Congress,” said Dr. Barbara Sharief.

“The American Nurses Association is proud to endorse Dr. Barbara Sharief to be the next member of the United States Congress representing Florida’s 20th Congressional District,” said ANA President Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Dr. Sharief will be Congress’s first Doctor of Nursing Practice and fourth nurse ever elected. Her experience as a nurse and business owner employing more than 200 nurses has given her profound knowledge of how Congress and government impact both health care systems and communities. ANA is excited to have someone with her tenure in public service, and knowledge of public policy and health care, join Congress to be a voice for nurses and patients everywhere.”

The American Nurses Association represents the interests of the nation’s four million registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses and joins 99 other organizations, elected officials, and community leaders who have endorsed Barbara Sharief for Congress.


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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