2018 Candidates

United States Senator

Bill Nelson Senator Democrat

Bill Nelson

It’s no surprise that Bill Nelson has always fought for Florida first. His Florida roots run deep. He’s a fifth-generation Floridian whose family home was just a few miles from where he was launched into orbit in 1986 as a crew member of the Space Shuttle Columbia. From his home in Melbourne, Florida in the 1950s and 1960s, he could see missiles and rockets blasting off from what is now the Kennedy Space Center.

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Andrew Gillum

Andrew Gillum is running for Governor to rebuild Florida into a state that works for all of us. He knows everyone deserves good-paying jobs so they can support their families. He wants to protect and expand Floridians’ access to quality, affordable healthcare, especially people with pre-existing conditions. He knows we need to strengthen our public schools and end the culture of high-stakes testing.

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Lieutenant Governor

Chris King

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Attorney General

Sean Shaw

Sean Shaw is a proven fighter for the people of Florida. As the state’s Insurance Consumer Advocate, Sean was an independent watchdog for the public — working to protect consumers from price gouging and insurance fraud. As an attorney in private practice, Sean has fought for victims of the BP Oil Spill. In the State Legislature, Sean has continued to fight for consumers, and championed equal rights and equal opportunity for all. Sean will use the full force of the Attorney General’s office to fight the organized crime and corporate criminals who prey on Florida’s most vulnerable. As Attorney General, Sean will put the people of Florida first.

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Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy Ring

Jeremy Ring is a tech pioneer, lifelong innovator, and committed public servant with a sterling record of accomplishment in business and in the Florida Senate. After opening the first East Coast office of the internet company Yahoo out of his apartment at age 25, Jeremy spent several years as an executive in the tech and innovation sector before moving to Florida to raise his family and winning election to the state senate.

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Commissioner of Agriculture

Nicole “Nikki” Fried

“Our politics and our government are broken. I’m running for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services because Tallahassee needs leadership that will actually serve the people of Florida and listen to what the people want. I have fought for our public schools, foster children and access to medical marijuana for the sick and vulnerable, including our veterans and seniors.” – Nikki Fried

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State Senate

Olivia Babis (District 23)

Olivia Babis is a third generation Floridian. She was born and raised in Lakeland, FL where she graduated from George Jenkins High School. Olivia was drawn toward public service at a young age. Having been born with a physical disability, she frequently had to advocate for herself. She incorporated those experiences into her career and made building a more equitable society her passion.

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Catherine Price (District 26)

I am running for Senate District 26 because I feel uniquely equipped to shine light on specific issues that face our State.  As Senator, I will bring experience, common sense priorities, fiscal integrity and a balanced approach to Tallahassee.  Together – Let’s put the Sun back in the Sunshine State.

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County Commissioner District 4

Joan Valentine Fischer

Charlotte County is a wonderful community in a beautiful, scenic and friendly location. As a candidate for the Charlotte County Commissioner position, I would welcome the opportunity to share my vision for the future of Charlotte County and to hear your ideas. Now I need you to partner with me.

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