Charlie Crist Names Annette Taddeo-Goldstein as Running Mate

Back in January, Gov. Rick Scott named Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his lieutenant governor and eventual reelection running mate. This was seen as a good move at the time to lock down the Hispanic vote.

But on Thursday, Charlie Crist has doubled, tripled, and quadrupled down by announcing that Colombian-American-female-married-to-a-Jewish-man Annette Taddeo-Goldstein will be his running mate.

Taddeo-Goldstein is vice chair of the Democratic Party of Florida and is the first Latino named chairman of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party.

See also: Carlos Lopez-Cantera Is the New Lt. Governor, Rick Scott Announces

"I'm proud to join Charlie Crist to fight for the people of Florida," she wrote on her Facebook and Twitter pages. "It's an honor and a privilege to be part of this team."

Taddeo-Goldstein, who lives in Pinecrest, is a mother of three, including an 8-year-old daughter with husband to Dr. Eric Goldstein, a clinical psychologist.

According to her bio on her website, she moved to Miami at age 17. She attended the University of North Alabama and graduated in 1992 with a degree in commercial Spanish and a minor in business administration.

In 1995, Taddeo-Goldstein founded LanguageSpeak, a comprehensive language services company that offers translations, conference interpretation, and private tutoring in more than 100 languages.

Send your story tips to the author, Chris Joseph. Follow Chris Joseph on Twitter

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories