Miami-Dade Political Activist Patrick Hidalgo, An Obama Appointee, Dies At 41

Mar 5, 2020

Patrick Hidalgo, a Miami-Dade political organizer and former President Obama appointee whose loved ones say he was dedicated to bridging the gap between the United States and Cuba, died this week in Miami.

Hidalgo, 41, died Monday of heart failure, his sister said on Facebook. Two days before, he spoke at an Elizabeth Warren campaign event in Miami.

Hidalgo first visited Cuba with his brother as a junior at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. Hidalgo’s family came from Cuba and is related to Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.

Read more at news partner the Miami Herald.

State Rep. Cindy Polo; Juan Cuba, former chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party; former Obama White House staffer Patrick Hidalgo; and writer Ana Sofia Pelaez at Cafecito Con Warren on Saturday Feb. 29 at Gramps restaurant in Miami.