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Former ACLU Deputy Director Files To Run Against Incumbent Miami-Dade State Attorney

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Melba Pearson, left, and Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle

Melba Pearson, the former deputy director of Miami’s American Civil Liberties Union, filed paperwork Thursday to challenge longtime incumbent Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle.

She is a former Miami-Dade assistant state attorney who served 16 years as a prosecutor under Fernández Rundle.

Fernández Rundle was first appointed in 1993 to replace Janet Reno, who left for Washington, D.C., to become the U.S. attorney general under President Bill Clinton. Fernández Rundle has won four contested elections, the last in 2012, when she defeated defense lawyer Rod Vereen in the Democratic primary.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald.