De Yurre earned his B.S. in Economics from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1984, his A.A. in Business Administration from Miami Dade College in 1998 and his B.S. in journalism from the University of Miami in 2005. His professional experience includes working as Sales Manager for Cervecera Nacional, Venezuela from 1982 to 1987, Treasury Manager for Confinanzas, Venezuela from 1987 to 1989, Representative for Portuguese olive oil, "Gallo" from 1990 to 2011, Columnist for El Nuevo Herald from 1994 to present, presenter and commentator on horse racing, Hialeah Park from 2011 to 2014 and Publisher for www.economyrecovery.blogspot.com.

De Yurre is Vice-President of Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida (Miami) and also  is serving as Vice-President at the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Inc., a charitable organization that seeks to protect the rights of refugees and immigrants while helping them assimilate into a new culture. De Yurre is also a member of the Cuban Orthodox Party, the Academy of Cuban History, the Cuban-Americans Democratic Club and the Venezuelan-Americans Democratic Club.


De Yurre came  from a political family. His  father, Benjamin De Yurre Clayton, was the Secretary to the President of Cuba, Dr. Manuel Urrutia. His  uncle, Victor De Yurre was the first Mayor of Havana after the fall of the dictatorship in 1959. His Cousin, Victor De Yurre, was Commissioner of the City of Miami for eight years. His great-grandfather, Benjamin Clayton, was general at US Civil War and Rough Rider with T. Roosevelt. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery. The name De Yurre, has a strong sense of connection to the politics of the people of Miami.

  • Family comes first. 
  • Integrity matters.
  • Justice should prevail. 
  • Service above self. 
  • Honesty is a given. 
  • Humility is a gift. 
  • Bipartisanship is a must. 

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."

John F. Kennedy

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