Tag: Ruta Jouniari

Mitch PerryDecember 5, 2017

Siesta Key attorney Margaret Good defeated Ruta Jouniari for the Democratic nomination in a special election in Florida House District 72 Good won in a landslide, defeating her opponent by 44 points, 72%-28%. Good had 6,144 votes to Jouniari’s 2,342. Good now advances to the special general election scheduled for Feb. 13. “I am humbled and […]

Mitch PerryNovember 14, 2017

A week after co-endorsing both Democrats in the House District 72 special primary, the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida (DPCF) is rescinding its endorsement of attorney Margaret Good. In an announcement late Monday, DPCF officials cited Good’s nuanced position on raising the minimum wage. “Margaret Good supports much of DPCF’s platform, however, we misread and then […]

Mitch PerryNovember 10, 2017

Sarasota businesswoman and community activist Ruta Jouniari has won the endorsement of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus in her bid for the House District 72 special election. “Democrats across the country, and especially here in Florida, are on a winning streak, and we intend to keep that going by electing Ruta Jouniari,” said Caucus President Terry […]

Mitch PerryNovember 6, 2017

The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida (DPCF) is giving its imprimatur to both Democrats in the Sarasota-area House District 72 seat being vacated by Republican Alex Miller. Businesswoman Ruta Jouniari and attorney Margaret Good are competing in the Democratic primary scheduled for Dec. According to the Progressive Caucus, its endorsement “certifies” that both candidates have […]

Drew WilsonOctober 24, 2017

Republican James Buchanan, the son of Congressman Vern Buchanan, showed nearly $30,000 in contributions in his first campaign finance report since entering the special election for HD 72. Buchanan was the first-in for the special election brought about by the unexpected retirement of Republican Alex Miller, who quit less than halfway through her first term […]


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