Yes weary folks, the 2018 campaign has been well underway for months. Why it is enough to inspire one to jump for joy because one can never get enough of Florida politics.
Gwen Graham, former congresswoman and daughter of former Gov. Bob Graham (and 3 term U.S. Senator)....would like you to know this:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham is announcing endorsements from South Florida Representatives Emily Slosberg (Delray Beach), David Silvers (West Palm Beach), Kristin Jacobs (Coconut Creek), Evan Jenne (Hollywood), and Richard Stark (Weston).
"I'm honored to have the support of these South Florida representatives, each of them a respected leader in his or her own right. Working together, we'll move Florida forward for young Floridians, our environment, and our economy, " Graham said.
Representative Emily Slosberg, vice chair of the Florida Young Democrats, said, "As a mother of three, Gwen Graham is passionate about tackling the issues that affect my generation. As governor, she'll work to make college more affordable and accessible, protect our land and water for future generations, fight the very real threat of climate change, and build an economy that provides real opportunity for young Floridians. Gwen Graham will be a governor for our generation and the next."
Representative David Silvers, a small business owner, said, "Gwen believes we need to build a state that works for small business and home-based business owners, not just the largest corporations. On her Workdays, she gains firsthand experience learning about the challenges and opportunities entrepreneurs face. As governor, she will build an economy that creates growth and opportunity for businesses of all sizes."
Representative Kristin Jacobs, who served on a White House climate change task force under President Barack Obama, said, "Gwen Graham will place protecting our land and water at the forefront of her agenda. Gwen is a progressive who understands the urgent threat climate change and sea level rise pose to our state and will work with the legislature to shift Florida from fossil fuels to renewable energy. She is the environmentalist's candidate in this race."
Representative Evan Jenne, an advocate for consumer protection, said, "To give Floridians more economic freedom, we need a governor who will stand up to insurance companies and protect Florida homeowners. Under Gwen Graham’s progressive leadership, we can build a state that puts consumers — not corporations — first."
Representative Richard Stark, an advocate for increased education funding, said, "To reach our state's full potential, we need to make sure our students are reaching their full potential. As governor, Gwen will end the lottery shell game and invest in education to ensure every Florida student is college or career ready."
Graham has previously announced endorsements from Congressman John Lewis, State Senator Darryl Rouson (St. Petersburg), Rep. Barbara Watson (Miami Gardens), Rep. Lori Berman (Lantana), Rep. Amy Mercado (Orlando), St. Pete Council Chair Darden Rice, Tampa City Councilman Mike Suarez, Leon County Commissioners John Dailey and Kristin Dozier, and Leon County Soil and Water Supervisor Tabitha Frazier.