Andrew Gillum announces a dozen endorsements from local leaders - Florida Politics

Andrew Gillum announces a dozen endorsements from local leaders

Add a dozen more local government officials to the list of Floridians backing Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum for governor.

Gillum’s campaign announced 12 new local endorsements, bringing the total number of endorsements to nearly 20 in the month since he announced his 2018 gubernatorial bid. In a joint statement released by the Gillum campaign, elected officials said they were backing Gillum because he “has the experience and vision to make life better for every one of our constituents.”

“Mayor Gillum has made Tallahassee a great place to raise a family, start a business, and put children on the path to success,” they said in a joint statement Monday. “We enthusiastically endorse him and look forward to sharing his experience and vision with our constituents.”

The following elected officials supported Gillum Monday:

— Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers

— West Park Mayor Eric Jones

— Lake Wales Mayor Eugene Fultz

— West Park Vice Mayor Brian Johnson

— St. Petersburg Council Vice Chair Lisa Wheeler Bowman

— Gainesville Commissioner Harvey Ward

— Fort Myers Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown

— Riviera Beach Commissioner Tonya Davis Johnson

— West Park Commissioner Felicia Brunson

— Panama City Commissioner Kenneth Brown

— North Bay Village Commissioner Andreana Jackson

Gillum has already received the backing of Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan, Osceola County Commissioner Viviana Janer, Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, Gainesville Commissioner Adrian Hayes-Santos, Rep. Loranne Ausley, and Rep. Ramon Alexander.

5 Comments

  1. Once again, the establishment democrats haven’t figured out that people want a transformative candidate. So all these endorsements from establishment politicians will actually reduce people’s interests in that candidate.

    The democratic candidate most likely to win a primary hasn’t yet entered the race.

  2. The talk of “anti-establishment” well John Morgan is a candidate for the anti-establishers. There ya go…

  3. John hasn’t announced yet but if he does, he will probably be the candidate to beat despite the establishment democrats preferences.

    1. Ray. Who would you like to see as a candidate? Almost all naturally have political experience besides John and he would appeal to some as that reason. We did have Rick Scott afterall and John is very known throughout the state.

      1. John has some admirable positions however he hasn’t had to address some important policies due to limited public scrutiny.

        I would urge him to get in the fray so people can learn what his plans are for the State.

        His candidacy would receive a lot of support from people disgusted by both parties.

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