United States Senator
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.
Representative, Congressional District 17
The year 2017 will likely go down in history as one of the most dysfunctional years in Congress. We have a President who feels he’s above the law and who has the lowest approval rating of any sitting President in the history of approval ratings, and sexual assault seems to have become an epidemic across the nation.
“We need a member of Congress who knows what it means to work for a wage, not come from a background of privilege. We need a Congressman who knows how hard it is for a working person to make ends meet. Above all, we need a Congressman who cares about people.”
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.
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.
County Commissioners 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.
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.
Gwen Graham never expected to run for public office. After graduating from college and law school, she worked in the private sector as an attorney and then focused on starting a family and raising her three children. Gwen volunteered to serve on her children’s school advisory board and as PTA president, then worked for her local school district where she brought together the administration, teachers and parents to improve education.
Jeff Greene is committed to creating an atmosphere that provides upward mobility for all, produces strong communities across our state and finds common-sense solutions to problems that have frustrated Florida for too long. After starting his successful business from nothing, Jeff is the only self-made candidate who has the kind of strong work ethic, initiative and independence necessary to go to Tallahassee and achieve victories for Florida’s working families. Jeff produces results over rhetoric.
“Too many Floridians have been left out and left behind, and that’s because our one-party state government can’t innovate. There is no incentive in Tallahassee to think big. I believe that it was traditional political experience that got us into this mess, and it will be fresh ideas and new leadership that will get us out of it. Join this campaign if you’re ready to be part of something big, bold, and better.” –Chris King
Philip Levine is running for Governor with a progressive vision to move Florida forward as a leader in the 21st century economy. He wants to revitalize our economy, envisioning a Florida with better-paying jobs, more competitive public schools, and an entrepreneurial approach to protecting our environment.
“My name is John Wetherbee and I’m running for Governor of this lovely state of Florida. At present, there is a crisis in government, and I want to be part of the solution, which includes making Florida the best state in the nation.”
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.
What we have started is not just a campaign, but a movement. On June 1, 2017, I announced my candidacy for Florida Attorney General.
I am running to be your lawyer, the people’s lawyer. I have taken a commitment to refuse any contributions from Wall Street for this reason. How much justice you get should not depend on how much money you have. I will not hesitate to stand up to the special interests and to enforce our laws against any violators, whether it be an an individual criminal or a wealthy corporation.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
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
R. David Walker
“I want to put working people back in charge in Tallahassee. It’s up to us to conserve and protect our environment from special interests, ensure food safety for the public, and increase protections for consumers in the Sunshine State. Let’s grow Florida together.”