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Gwen Graham announces grassroots endorsements



Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham announced endorsements from some prominent grassroots Democrats:

Former Florida Young Democrats Treasurer Andrew Bell
Democratic National Committeeman & Former Florida Democratic Party Vice Chair Alan Clendenin
Brevard County Democratic Veterans Caucus Chair John Frazier
State Committeewoman and Former Chair of the Jacksonville Planning Commission Lisa King
Former Florida Young Democrats President Shannon Love
State Committeeman John Parker
Democratic Progressive Caucus Founding Member & Former Wakulla DEC Chair Rachel Pienta
Florida Democratic Party Committee on Clubs Chair & Treasurers of the Democratic Disability Caucus Beth McMillen
American Muslim Democratic Caucus Miami-Dade Regional Director Duysevi "Sevi" Miyar

Democratic National Committeeman and former Florida Democratic Party Vice Chair Alan Clendenin said, "After almost twenty years of Republican rule, our state is running out of time. For too long, the politicians in Tallahassee have ignored the major challenges our state faces. I'm proud to support Gwen Graham in her campaign to renew our public schools, protect our precious environment and build an economy that works for every Floridian."

Former Chair of the Jacksonville Planning Commission Lisa King said, "Gwen Graham is committed to protecting our state's clean air and water. Florida is Florida because of our beaches and rivers, forest and springs. As governor, Gwen will fight to protect our natural treasures for generations to come."

Former President of the Florida Young Democrats Shannon Love said, "Gwen Graham is exciting young women across our state. After almost two decades of attacks against our rights and the best interests of our states, it's time we restore common sense and compassion to Florida — and I can't think of anyone more up for the challenge than Gwen.

Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida founding member Rachel Pienta said, "My support for Gwen has deep personal roots. I first got to know her when serving as the PTA President of Kate Sullivan Elementary, a position Gwen previously held, as well. As a school district official, Gwen provided key support to parents and always put the students first. As governor, I know Gwen will continue to make supporting parents, students and public schools her top priority."

FDP Committee on Clubs Chair Beth McMillen said, "Florida's environment is vital to our very way of life in this state — and no candidate understands that better than Gwen Graham. After watching Gwen rally the Florida delegation to restore the Apalachicola Bay and spend a Workday highlighting the threat of algae in our waters, I know Gwen will fight to save the Indian River Lagoon and all of Florida's natural treasures."

[Last modified: Friday, July 14, 2017 2:12pm]


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