Like Father, Like Daughter: School Board Member on Education Priorities

Mar 21, 2013

Raquel Regalado


It's all in the family. 

Miami-Dade school board member Raquel Regalado grew up listening to her father Tomás host one of Miami's most popular radio talk shows. She watched as her famous dad won a spot on the Miami City Commission, and eventually become mayor in 2009. 

Now, she's got a high-profile job of her own, and may be following in dad's footsteps.

The younger Regalado hosts her own Spanish-language radio program on La Poderosa, 670 AM, and was elected in 2010 to represent district 6 on the Miami-Dade School Board. 

Education policy is a major topic of discussion in Tallahassee this lawmaking session, and there are plenty of changes afoot for Florida legislators to consider and implement.

Regalado explains how what's happening on the state level is being felt in our backyard, and she discusses her political future as well.

Listen above.