Deede Weithorn is a lifelong Miami Beach resident, former city commissioner, certified public accountant, and proud mother of two boys. She is running to represent District 113 in the Florida House of Representatives in order to advocate for our community and deliver results on the issues most important to our everyday lives. Here in South Florida, these issues aren’t just traffic and over-development — they’re also the very real threats of climate change and sea-level rise, as well as confronting the opioid epidemic and improving access to high-quality public education. Deede was a no nonsense commissioner in Miami Beach and she will be a results-oriented representative in Tallahassee.
In her two terms on the commission, Deede was noted for bringing her quantitative skills as a CPA to bear on the city’s pension problems and unfunded liabilities. Under her tenure as finance chair, Miami Beach’s bond score rose from A to AA. Deede is a Democrat who holds an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Florida. In addition to her work on the city commission and in the private sector, she has held leadership roles with the Miami-Dade County League of Cities and the Florida League of Cities. She has been active with the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, the Mayor’s Library Task Force and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).