2018 Democratic Candidates


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, access to quality, affordable healthcare, and strong public schools.


Gwen Graham

Gwen believes it’s time for government to care about people again and to put Florida families first. She knows that by working together, we can bring common sense back to Tallahassee and make our state work for us.


Thomas Christopher King

Chris sees too many Floridians who have been left out and left behind because our one-party state government can’t innovate. He wants

 to bring fresh ideas and new leadership to our state.


Phillip Levine

A self-made South Florida entrepreneur, and two-term Mayor of Miami Beach, Philip demonstrates the leadership skills necessary to break one-party rule in Tallahassee and bring Floridians together to get things done. 


Jeff Greene

 "I’ll be a different kind of governor for Florida. One who is fearless in fighting for families. And I won’t owe any favors to the special interests who have been using their money to get their way. "


Alex "Lundy" Lundmark

 "Envision a state educational system that creates an aspirational learning environment to provide Florida's younger generation with the skills and ethics  they need." 


John Wetherbee

"For too many years, the politicians in Tallahassee have not addressed Florida’s issues. It is time for us to tackle immigration, gun control, education, inequality and much more."


U.S. House District 16

Jan Schneider

 Jan has been actively involved in law and politics from local to international levels for many years.  Called a “wonk with heart,” Jan will serve the people of  District 16 with intelligence, dedication and compassion. 


David Shapiro

"We can’t afford partisan gridlock driven by career politicians. We need new leaders who will listen to our needs, fight for us, and be willing to work across the aisle to do what is best for our communities."


U.S. Senate

Bill Nelson

Since going to the U.S. Senate in 2001, Bill Nelson has fought hard for Florida interests. He has been a champion for protecting Florida's environment and economy,  an unwavering defender of Social Security, and a voice for the state's many veterans.


Florida House District 70

Wengay M. Newton

"I’m running for re-election to the Florida

 House because I want to continue being a champion on issues of importance for the people in District 70.   Real leadership is about

 self-sacrifice, commitment and truly 

caring about people."


Vito Demetrius Sheeley

 “I’ve had the honor to work with our elected representatives on issues like affordable housing, restoration of voting rights, and job creation for District 70 families. That experience has shown me that we’re strongest when we face these issues together.”


Keisha Bell

Keisha Bell is a licensed attorney with background in family, personal injury, and workers compensation law.  She will fight for affordable healthcare, funding our public schools, and a livable wage.  She knows that dysfunction in Tallahassee has to stop.


Florida House District 71

Tracy Pratt

Tracy Pratt is a local attorney, working in public interest law with a focus on civil rights  

and legal aid.  She has a deep personal interest in the protection of our environment, public education, 

the interests of senior citizens, and the eradication of gun violence.


Florida House District 73

Liv Coleman

 Professor of political science and international studies at the University of Tampa,  

“I have a concern about the growing lack of confidence in democracy today.  I think we need government that works for all of us and I think that getting that government is worth the fight."


Florida Attorney General

Ryan Torrens

Ryan Torrens is running for Florida Attorney General for the right reason -- to fight for you.  A fifth-generation Tampa native, Ryan owns his own law practice, which focuses on foreclosure defense and consumer protection. 


Sean Michael Shaw

Currently representing Florida House of Representatives District 61.  "We’re going to protect Floridians at every level and we’re going to do what people expect from this office, which is to protect them.” 


Florida 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. He is now running to serve as Florida’s next Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in order to expand and modernize our state’s economy.


Commissioner of Agriculture

R. David Walker

"Florida’s economy depends upon a thriving environment, and we need a knowledgeable steward to guide our prosperity.  Conserving and protecting our environment takes commitment and dedication to preserving our natural resources while promoting vibrancy and growth."


Jeffrey Duane Porter

 Mayor of Homestead, FL

Nicole "Nikki" Fried

"Tallahassee needs leadership that will actually serve the people of Florida and listen to what the people want." Nikki  Fried will "support Florida farmers and ensure that industry concerns are properly balanced with environmental and consumer protections."


Manatee County Commission - District 2

Charles B Smith

Reginald Bellamy

Manatee County Commission - District 4

Melton Little

Melton is a long-time resident of the county and painfully aware of the issues. "South Manatee County has been ignored long enough.  It's time to play hardball and fight for what our community needs."


Manatee School Board - District 5

James T. Golden

Pastor, attorney, veteran, Rev. Golden believes that  "it's time our community chose a leader who will put students first, support parents & teachers, and deliver results for our schools."  


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