The current Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, is running to be the next Governor of Florida. Incumbent Rick Scott is term limited and running for Senate against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.
Background and Achievements
Andrew Gillum is a native Floridian. He graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, but not before being elected as the youngest member of the Tallahassee City Commission. He was re-elected three times prior to winning the Mayoral election in 2014. Gillum won with 76% of the vote. While in office, Gillum helped to expand access to education and make Tallahassee a city where everyone could succeed. Gillum won the governor primary in August 2018. He is the youngest gubernatorial candidate in Florida.
Positions on Key Issues
- Strong supporter of common-sense gun laws
- Strong supporter of a woman’s right to choose
- Will fight for equal pay for equal work
- Strong supporter of the environment and the EPA
- Supporter of criminal justice reform
Prospects & Opponents
Florida is a top swing state for Democrats this year. Gillum has been leading in polls against his opponent, Congressman Ron DeSantis, a staunch Trump supporter who has been accused of racism against Gillum.
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