Contributing author- Taylor Brandt
Governor: Gwen Graham- With experience in Congress and making many positive changes during her time there, she is running on a platform to “put Florida’s families first” with a focus on important issues such as education, protecting the environment, healthcare, civil rights, energy, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, gun safety, immigration, veterans’ rights, security, seniors, and ethics/government transparency.
U S Senator
U S Representative
US Representative District 1: Jennifer Zimmerman- Also known as Dr. Z, she brings the experience of being a physician and an immigrant to her three main priorities: healthcare, strengthening public education, and protecting the environment.
US Representative District 3: Yvonne Hayes Hinson- With a strong background working in education, she focuses on many different issues including education, strengthening families, healthcare, renovating the criminal justice system, protecting the environment, and furthering the American economy.
US Representative District 6: Nancy Soderburg- With much experience in national security policy and in the highest levels of government, she is running on a platform of growing the economy, including helping small business, making college more affordable, and protecting the environment while working to balance the budget.
US Representative District 7: Stephanie Murphy- As an incumbent in the 2018 election, she brings experience to this seat. She has a focus on bringing the two parties together and assisting veterans and those in the military. Her platform focuses on furthering the economy and creating jobs, improving public education, protecting the environment, fixing the gridlock in government, bringing down the costs of healthcare, reforming the immigration system, deepening the US’ partnership with Israel, reforming gun laws, supporting seniors, women, families, and veterans.
US Representative District 11: Dana Cottrell- As a determined woman with a wish to help people, her priorities include a variety including social issues, civil rights, economic and environmental issues.
US Representative District 14: Kathy Castor- An incumbent in the 2018 election and a champion for economic recovery, her main priorities are improving infrastructure for transportation, improving education and student loans, protecting the environment, and creating a better economy.
US Representative District 15: Kristen Carlson- With a lot of experience solving problems and seeing results, she is running to lessen the division between the parties and to bring positive results into Congress.
US Representative District 16: Jan Schneider- As an accomplished woman with a lot of experience in political and legal issues, she is running on a platform to create campaign finance limits, improve the economy, protect the environment, create gun and immigration reform, and support seniors and women’s right.
US Representative District 17: April Freeman- A woman determined to bring change into Congress, she is running on a platform to make this country better for veterans, seniors, children, the environment, and all people.
US Representative District 18: Lauren Bauer- With a lot of experience in foreign affairs and working in high levels of government, her issues include high quality healthcare, first-rate public education, to protect the environment, and to create an economy that assists the middle class.
US Representative District 18: Pam Keith - Polarization is the problem... both between the political left and right, and between the private and public sectors. Government is not the enemy of business, and left is not the enemy of right. Each side needs the other, because it is when we engage each other that we find the best answers. We must, however, all start from the premise that the national interest lies in doing first, and foremost, what is best for the overwhelming majority Americans: the middle-class. Not only must we remain steadfast in our commitment to them, but also in our commitment to help those who are struggling rise up into the middle class with good jobs and real opportunity.
US Representative District 20: Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick - has spent the last decade lobbying at Capitol Hill to drive positive change in Health Care Reform. As the innovative CEO of a company that provides home-based continued medical care; teaches families how to care for their loved ones; and provides vocational training in the medical field, Sheila has seen first-hand the hardship our families are experiencing without access to affordable care.
US Representative District 21: Lois Frankel- An incumbent in the 2018 election, she is a highly experienced candidate who has held numerous positions within government and runs with a focus on women’s rights and helping those affected by sexual assault.
US Representative District 23: Debbie Wasserman Schultz- An incumbent in the 2018 election, she is considered one of the most liberal members in Congress. She strives to break down barriers and shatter glass ceilings through running on a platform that supports a $15 minimum wage, reforms the immigration system, creates better gun laws, and supports women’s rights.
US Representative District 24: Frederica S. Wilson- An incumbent in the 2018 election, she is running with an endorsement from former President Obama for the chance to continue her work in Congress to strengthen the economy, help the most vulnerable, and ensure that communities are safe.
US Representative District 26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell- Determined to help bring back and strengthen programs that help the most vulnerable, her platform focuses on healthcare, the economy, education, immigration, the environment, gun safety, women’s rights, and tax reform.
US Representative District 27: Kristen Rosen Gonzalez- As a single mother with a multicultural background and Commissioner of the City of Miami Beach, she is running on a platform that focuses on women’s issues, peace in Israel, strengthening education, protecting the environment, immigration, healthcare, LGBTQ rights, the sea level rise, veterans, transportation, and the economy.
US Representative District 27: Donna Shalala- As a former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and a born leader, her most important issues include climate change, jobs and the economy, gun control, traffic/infrastructure, and women’s rights.
Fl State Senate
State Senator District 2: Mary Jeanne "Gigi" Gibson
State Senator District 6: Audrey Gibson
State Senator District 8: Olysha Eva Magruder- A determined woman who knows about the struggles of growing up in a poor community, she is running on a platform that focuses on human trafficking, healthy neighborhoods, excellent and safe education, common sense gun safety, and a government for the people.
State Senator District 8: Kayser Enneking - Our government has been broken for too long with politicians more interested in pleasing their donors than making life better for our families. Instead, Tallahassee politicians have made life harder for our families by refusing to provide affordable health care for our families, sending tax dollars to private schools instead of fully funding our public schools and allowing insurance companies and other special interests to take advantage of our families.
State Senator District 14: Melissa Martin- A Floridian, Marine, activist, lawyer, and mom, her important issues are ending political bribery, restoring natural Florida, and growing local economies.
State Senator District 16 : Amanda Hickman Murphy
State Senator District 18: Janet Cruz
State Senator District 20: Joy Ellen Gibson- Devoted to helping families who are left behind in government policies and empowering women, she is running on a platform of securing schools, securing jobs, securing retirement, and quality healthcare for all.
State Senator District 20: Kathy Lynn Lewis- Knowing what it is like to grow up surrounded by poverty and gun violence and having a daughter with a disability, she is running on a platform to make District 20 a place where “everyone can thrive.”
State Senator District 24: Carrie Lambeth Pilon- An experienced lawyer who also has experience with budget analysis, she is running on a platform to end corporate welfare, ensure quality healthcare, strengthen public schools, protect Tampa Bay and the drinking water, invest in infrastructure, hold insurance companies accountable for keeping rates low, and promote equality for all.
State Senator District 26: Catherine Price- Bringing knowledge from the medical field and loving the environment, her priorities are the economy, education, healthcare, environment, and solar.
State Senator District 28: Annisa Karim -
I am running because our elected officials don’t represent us, only special interests. I want a government that works for ALL the people and gets things done! The people in our community need a choice when they go to the polls.
State Senator District 38: Daphne Campbell -
State Senator District 40: Annette Taddeo- An incumbent in the 2018 election, a Latina, and founder of the translation business LanguageSpeak, she stands for issues such as healthcare, education, traffic, protecting the environment, immigration, and common sense gun reform.
FL State House of Representatives
State Representative District 1: Vikki Garrett- With experience in both the public and private sectors, her platform includes public education, healthcare, environment, and transportation.
State Representative District 4: Rebecca Koelzer - Valparaiso resident Rebecca Koelzer has called Florida home for nearly 40 years. She has served our country for over 29 years in both the US Navy and US Air Force, and currently married to a retired F-14/18 Navy pilot. As a mother of three, family and community are super important to Becky. We need to start helping our communities by properly funding our public school system, making sure our health-care system is fixed, ending the school to prison funnel, support our veterans’ need, fighting the opioid addiction crippling our land, ending the privatization of public beaches and she’s aiming to take Mel Ponder’s FL District 4 House Representative seat in November.
State Representative District 9: Loranna Ausley- As an incumbent in the 2018 election and an advocate for children and disabled, her priorities are to be a responsible leader “who will stop playing political games and put families first.”
State Representative District 13: Tracie Davis
State Representative District 13: Roshanda M. Jackson- Known for her philanthropy and as a co-host on her radio show “Removing the Mask,” she is striving to address displacement, empower and assist impoverished communities, support small business, address infrastructure needs, provide resources for schools, provide funding and training to law enforcement, improve transportation system, promote locally grown food and alternative energy, and protect and promote the tourist industry.
State Representative District 14: Kimberly Daniels
State Representative District 15: Tracye Ann Polson- A licensed clinical social worker, small business owner, and cancer survivor, her platform focuses on strengthening public schools, healthcare that is affordable and flexible, and growing good jobs in Jacksonville.
State Representative District 25: Kathleen “Katie” Tripp- A Ph.D trained scientist and a believer in public education, she is striving to be a legislator who treats all people with respect and integrity. Her issues include pursuing affordable healthcare and housing, a living wage, supporting public service careers, safeguarding the environment, and protecting Home Rules for local governments.
State Representative District 27: Carol Lawrence
State Representative District 29: Tracey Kagan - A lifelong Democrat, she will bring her passion for helping families to Tallahassee, and she will fight for the issues that matter most in District 29: public safety, public education, affordable healthcare, the environment and more.
State Representative District 30: Joy Goff-Marcil- Vice Mayor of the city of Maitland and an advocate for wellness and home rule, her most important issues include education, small business, environment, and sensible gun legislation.
State Representative District 31: Debra A. Kaplan- As a woman with lots of experience in journalism, activism, and workers’ rights, her platform consists of issues such as the economy and jobs, education, the environment, healthcare, women’s rights, workers’ rights, and gun control.
State Representative District 32: Sheryl Needle Cohn- As an author and a teacher with experience working with kids with autism, issues that are important to her are encouraging civility and respecting diversity, safe schools without arming teachers, more behavioral therapists and guidance counselors in schools, Safe Seniors anti fraud legislation, Constitutional Second Amendment rights with sensible gun laws, Pro choice but anti late term abortions, protect Florida’s water, infrastructure, and professional salaries for teachers and assistants.
State Representative District 32: Cynthia Lynn Brown
State Representative District 35: Colleen Kasperek
State Representative District 36: Linda Jack- A woman with a love for life, people, music, and animals, her platform consists of affordable, accessible public education, better access to career and technical education, paying teachers a fair salary, protecting the environment, renewable energy, comprehensive healthcare that is affordable, a bipartisan health plan, infrastructure, better paying jobs, equal pay for equal work, bipartisan ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, raising the minimum wage, pro life in supporting all life but pro choice in believing not to cut women off from important healthcare choices and services.
State Representative District 37: Tammy Garcia- With professional knowledge in conflict resolution and a champion for volunteering and community service, her platform consists of education as her top priority, the environment, equality, and economic opportunity.
State Representative District 42: Barbara Cady- With a love for those in her district and a desire to take politics back to the people, her platform includes HOA reform, restoration of voter rights, education, healthcare, environment, reproductive rights, and LGBTQA rights.
State Representative District 44: Geraldine F. Thompson
State Representative District 44: Margaret Melanie Gold- With a background in finance, an entrepreneur, and an activist, her platform consists of supporting small businesses, strengthening public education, improving access to training and college, decreasing the costs of healthcare, protecting the environment, reasonable gun reform, and mental health support.
State Representative District 45: Kamia Latasha Brown- As an incumbent in the 2018 elections, she strives to serve the people of Florida and her district.
State Representative District 47: Anna V Eskamani- As a determined daughter of immigrants, she advocates strongly for equality and women’s rights. Her platform consists of fighting for fair wages, economic upward mobility, supporting small business, improving access to education, access to quality healthcare, and protecting the environment.
State Representative District 48: Amy Mercado- As an incumbent in the 2018 elections and a mother who has a background in healthcare and leadership, her platform consists of economic issues, education, and healthcare.
State Representative District 50: Pamela Joy Dirschka
State Representative District 54: Nicole Haagenson- As a veteran and a hard worker, the issues most important to her include fighting to restore the Indian River Lagoon, providing consistent state support for beach erosion projects, Medicaid expansion, reproductive health, seeking to build an opioid treatment center in the region, vocational and job training, and support for public education.
State Representative District 55: Audrey Ann Asclutto- As a hardworking leader and activist, issues that are important to her are Florida’s clean and renewable energy, strengthening families, public education, medical marijuana, and local control.
State Representative District 57: Layla Hartz- Her platform consists of addressing the lack of infrastructure in Hillsborough county, making schools safe, paying teachers the salary they deserve.
State Representative District 57: Debbie Byles Katt- With lots of experience in problem solving, her platform consists of education, jobs, gun safety, environment, and arts and culture.
State Representative District 60: Debra Roberts Bellanti- As a small business owner and determined to do the best for the people in her district and Florida, she is running for issues such as restoring respect and funding for public education, protecting home rule, defending responsible growth to ensure safe water, land, and coastline, creating a consensus on transportation initiatives for Tampa, and keeping children safe no matter where they are.
State Representative District 61: Sharon Carter- As a woman with a comprehensive view on issues and their solutions, her platform consists of an affordable education for all, creating sustainable jobs with a fair wage, supporting small business, targeting smart redevelopment incentives and investments, quality, affordable housing and healthcare.
State Representative District 61: Dianne Hart- As an advocate for those in poverty, her platform includes vocational training, empowering small business and local commerce, developing strong and safe neighborhoods, restoring civil and voting rights to ex-felons, caring for disadvantaged, children, and elderly, and improved infrastructure.
State Representative District 61: Karen Skyers- As an advocate for the disadvantaged, her platform includes affordable housing, criminal justice reform, the economy, education, healthcare, and mental health/addiction.
State Representative District 63: Fentrice DeNell Driskell- As a big believer in community service, she is devoted to taking Florida from the powerful and giving it back to the hardworking families and individuals.
State Representative District 64: Heather Kenyon Stahl- A leader in driving business development, her platform consists of improving public schools, updating the abysmal traffic situation, addressing healthcare needs, and creating high wage jobs.
State Representative District 69: Jennifer Necole Webb- A problem solver and committed community leader, her platform consists of responsive governance, sound fiscal practices, local control, encouraging a stable and competitive insurance market, protecting our drinking water and waterways, innovation and accountability in education, and championing mental health.
State Representative District 70: Keisha Ann Bell- As a lawyer, she is running to combat complacency and be a voice for all Floridians.
State Representative District 71: Tracy B Pratt
State Representative District 72: Margaret Elizabeth Rowell Good- As an attorney and community leader dedicated to combating the status quo, her platform consists of the environment, education, jobs, healthcare, reproductive rights, and LGBTQ+ rights.
State Representative District 73: Liv M Coleman- She is running to restore trust in government.
State Representative District 77: Alanis Elizabeth Garcia
State Representative District 78: Parisima Taeb- As an alum of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a passion to “help, heal, and educate people,” her platform consists of fighting gun violence, opioid crisis, mental health issues, and water quality improvement.
State Representative District 80: Jennifer Denise Boddicker- As a dedicated activist determined to run for the people, not special interests, her platform consists of common sense gun safety reform, strong public schools, environmental challenges, voting rights restoration, healthcare, civil rights for LGBTQ, and patient rights.
State Representative District 81: Mindy Koch
State Representative District 81: Tina Scott Polsky- As a certified mediator, she is running to ensure all Floridians have a voice in government.
State Representative District 84: Delores Hogan Johnson
State Representative District 85: Ellen Baker- Considered a “woman of the people,” she is a strong advocate for education, jobs and wages, healthcare, environment, gun violence, and housing.
State Representative District 91: Emily Slosberg
State Representative District 92: Paulette V Armstead- As a civil attorney and a small business owner, she is determined to fight for all people. Her platform stands for access to quality, affordable healthcare, expanding the economy, providing quality education and career opportunities, and fighting for equity and equality for all citizens.
State Representative District 92: Patricia Hawkins-Williams
State Representative District 93: Emma Elizabeth Collum- As a small business attorney and President and Founder of Women’s March Florida, her priorities include protecting the environment, improving critical infrastructure, empowering local small businesses, education, gun safety, and LGBTQ equality.
State Representative District 93: Stephanie Myers- As the lead organizer of the 2017 Women’s Rally in South Florida, her goal is to “be a voice that cannot be silenced and will not be bought.” Her platform consists of accountability, anti-puppy mill legislation, criminal justice reform, the environment, healthcare, LGBT equality, living wages, public education, veterans affairs, and women’s rights.
State Representative District 95: Anika Omphroy- With a passion for design and project management and community service, she believes that a representative has three roles: servant, voice, and advocate.
State Representative District 96: Saima Rais Farooqui
State Representative District 96: Kristin D Jacobs
State Representative District 98: Elaine Geller- A small business owner, marijuana lobbyist, and an advocate for women’s and LGBTQ rights, her priorities are ensuring common sense gun safety laws, improving Florida’s schools, providing access to affordable healthcare, building affordable housing for working families, and fixing Florida’s marijuana program.
State Representative District 102: Sharon Pritchett
State Representative District 103: Cindy Sofia Polo- After the Parkland shooting and the March For Our Lives, this regular citizen and stay at home mom decided to run for state representative. Her platform includes common sense gun control, responsible funding for education, and environmental issues.
State Representative District 106: Sara McFadden- A former administrator and small business owner, she is running to “bring people together for the common good and to restore a civil, collaborative, and inclusive government.” Her platform includes gun safety, women’s rights, education, immigration/DACA, LGBTQ community, living wages, unions, affordable housing, hurricane preparedness and evacuation, senior citizens, rights and protections, our environment, and healthcare.
State Representative District 107: Barbara Ann Watson
State Representative District 112: Nancy Lee
State Representative District 113: Deede Weithorn- As a former city commissioner and a leader, issues important to her include traffic, over-development, climate change, sea level rise, opioid epidemic, and improving access to public education.