Who am I?

Born and raised in the Little Haiti/Lemon City section of Miami, Florida one of Miami’s poorest neighborhoods. Michael and his sister grew up living in a public housing complex with their single mother who made sure that he never viewed his surroundings as a reason for him to fail – her mantra was his surrounding environment should make him want to succeed.

Therefore, Michael did just that… A proud graduate of Miami Central Senior High School, Michael has excelled academically earning both his B.S. in Sports Management and Masters in Higher Education Administration. This former National Football League junior executive, entrepreneur, and current higher education administrator, has honed and developed an exceptional set of professional skills gained from working in higher education, retail management, and the sports-entertainment industries. However, service is the backbone of who Michael is – at a very young age the concept of giving back has always been a high priority for him.

As a Silver Knight Award recipient, member of an assortment of civic clubs/organizations and former Runner-Up for the Florida House of Representatives in 2010, Michael’s unwavering commitment towards serving others is still very apparent. His unique profile radiates a different type of persona rather than same old business as usual approach that voters adamantly disagree with.

Michael A. Hepburn is a Difference Maker!

Why am I running?

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My Goals

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My DFA Values

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My Campaign is People Powered!

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Voice support


  • Gabriel Rothblatt, FL
  • Sam Feldman, FL

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• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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