In 1992, Hurricane Andrew ripped through South Florida and destroyed her parents home in Perrine. After helping them rebuild, Senator Taddeo set out to build her own business, providing translation services for the community. Today, LanguageSpeak offers translations in more than 240 languages and has been named one of the Top 100 Small Businesses in Florida and one of the Top 500 Small Businesses in the United States.
After serving as the Democratic Party Chair for Florida’s largest county, Miami-Dade, Annette was selected as Charlie Crist’s running mate in 2014. Senator Taddeo has also hosted a Sunday political show on CNN Latino, and is a longtime respected Latina fighting for progressive causes in Florida.