Who am I?

I am an environmentalist and a former rural newspaper editor. I work for a non-profit (American Welding Society) where I advocate for vocational education and safe infrastructure.

Why am I running?

I am running to oppose an incumbent who is using his office to enrich charter schools that his family operates. I am unopposed in the Democratic primary.

My Goals

I will get Big Sugar on the record about why they are not paying their fair share of Everglades restoration. I will work to increase the minimum wage.

My DFA Values

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My Campaign is People Powered!

The secretary of DFA Miami-Dade is helping our campaign's canvassing-based strategy. Volunteers going door-to-door have collected the necessary petitions for us to qualify. More than a third of those petitions were signed by Republicans who are tired of what they are seeing from their leadership. Our opponent who is a sitting representative will continue to collect unlimited funds from casinos, tobacco companies, WalMart, etc., but we will get the voters to wield their electoral power. Thank you for the DFA campaign training.

Voice support


  • Charles Sanders, FL
  • Deltravis Williams, FL
  • Lynn h-34 Dostal, FL
  • Richard Rosen, FL
  • Sandra Henson, FL

About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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