Ray Guillory democratic Candidate for Escambia County Commissioner District 2

Who am I?

RAY GUILLORY is a hard working local chef. He and his family have lived in the Warrington area for the majority of their lives. He attended Warrington Elementary, Escambia High School, PHS. and PJC.
Ray and his wife Brandy, have two beautiful daughters, Arizona Guillory and Charlotte Bass. They mean the world to him and are the impetus for much of what he hopes to accomplish.

Raymond Guillory’s political experiences include:

Candidate in the Florida House District 6 Democratic primary in 2006.
Canvassing Coordinator for the Lumon May for Florida House District 3 campaign in 2008.
Escambia County Democratic Executive Committee Member.

Why am I running?

We know we have gotten the rotten end of government wheeling and dealing for far too long in Escambia County . We should expect and receive more from OUR Escambia County Commissioner and our Government. We give a lot and get too little. The system needs to be streamlined. The endless waste of money and resources has to stop. People need jobs. People need an education. We all need safer streets. What makes me qualified? I do not feel empathy for you; I feel the pain with you. I know these experiences. I also know I am one of the lucky ones. I have some education and I have a family that can help me. I know that even though I suffer; others suffer more. I know this because I know these people. I work with them, live by them; have children’s birthday parties with them. I am one of them. Most of us are. What makes me qualified is that I care. I have to, I am on the same teetering slope.

My Goals

We have to rebuild our blighted residential neighborhoods, and invest in restoring and building infrastructure.
Create a County Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Set a clear goal for the department and hold ourselves to it. All funds the county expends through various agencies for economic development and tourism will be redirected to this department.
Build a public private partnership between the Escambia County government, the Escambia County School Board, local employers , unions, colleges and universities to develop training and apprenticeship programs that train the next generation for good jobs.
I have helped numerous candidates run campaigns in my area. I have always worked with the DEC and with candidates to form Policy platforms.

My DFA Values

My campaign is all about returning a sense of community to my county. We must build that sense of community in order to achieve real progress. If we wish to bring jobs to our area we must work to be the place people want to locate their business. This includes training, rebuilding infrastructure, and building a sense of community. A real community with a real sense that we are all in it together. That the fortunes of all are intertwined. As we rebuild this sense of community we will see a greater chance for security, both financial and physical. When people see opportunities, when they see hope they are less likely to choose crime, and we are all safer.

My Campaign is People Powered!

I attend meetings with groups that focus on progressive agendas. Groups ranging from 350 Pensacola, to Food not Bombs, to Prison Books. When I have community oriented events, I coordinate with groups that feed the homeless for the leftover food. I work hard to engage my community in the campaign.

Voice support


  • Adeline Rossi
  • Carol Pepper

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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