Elizabeth Warren announces new grassroots endorsements in Florida
Elizabeth Warren is the pick in Florida Politics' Influencers Poll.

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The Florida for Warren team released the list of two dozen new endorsements Thursday.

Elizabeth Warren is announcing endorsements from two dozen local leaders and activists in Florida as she competes for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

The Florida for Warren team released the list of new endorsements Thursday morning. Among those supporting Warren’s bid are Juan Cuba, former Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party; Nancy Metayer, former Coral Springs mayoral candidate and member of the Broward County Soil and Water Conservation District; and Christopher Zoeller, Policy Director for March for Our Lives Florida and a Co-Director of March for Our Lives Tampa.

“This campaign has been powered by grassroots support,” Warren said in a statement responding to the endorsements. “I’m excited to welcome this diverse group of community leaders into our movement to bring big, structural change to the Sunshine State.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden still easily leads the state, according to the latest RealClearPolitics polling average.  But the most recent poll of that bunch is from October. It’s not clear how the race has changed in the ensuing months.

Biden leads in the national polling average as well. Warren sits in third place, also behind U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

The full list of new individuals endorsing Warren’s bid can be seen below, though many of the groups listed have not taken a position on the presidential contest:

Jamarah Amani, Executive Director of Southern Birth Justice Network

Tamara Arlen Ayon, Democratic Executive Committee Precinct Captain

Peter Bober, Former Mayor of Hollywood, FL

Krunali Brahmbhatt, Communications Director for March for Our Lives Florida

— Juan Cuba

Emma Conover, Social media manager and state organizing staff for March for Our Lives Florida

John Moreno Escobar, Activist and Executive Director of YV Foundation

Rodney Jacobs, Assistant Director at the Civilian Investigative Panel and Army Officer

Claudia Mendoza, Former Chair of the Palm Beach County Democratic Hispanic Caucus

Eleazar Meléndez, Founding member – Miami Climate Alliance

— Nancy Metayer

Vetnah Yemen Monessar, Political community activist

Sam(ira) Obeid, Activist and spoken word poet

Rowan O’Flanagan, Co-Director of March For Our Lives Tampa

Andy Oliver, National Board President of Methodist Federation for Social Action and Reverend of Allendale United Methodist Church

Nicole Rodríguez, President of the Democratic Hispanic Caucus – Miami-Dade chapter

Logan Rubenstein, Executive Director of March For Our Lives Parkland, Deputy Policy Director March For Our Lives Florida

Beth Lashley Rothwell, Social Media Lead, Moms Demand Action – Orlando

Jesse Rubens, Organizer for youth voters

Andrea Hildebran Smith, Podcaster and activist

Colleen Shevlin-Ramer, Broward Activist

Samuel Vilchez Santiago, Immigrants’ Rights Activist

Amy Weintraub, Activist / South St. Petersburg Democratic Club member

— Christopher Zoeller

Ryan Nicol

Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to [email protected]


  • Barbara DeVane

    January 9, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    HMMMM Don’t see any names from North Florida. Did I miss something?

  • Maria Rodriguez

    January 9, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Please note that these individuals, in particular, Jesse Rubens, is/are speaking in their personal capacity and does not reflect an endorsement from the Florida Immigrabt Coalition, nor FLIC Votes.

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