Dr. Lee Mangold, Democratic candidate for State Representative in District 28, has collected the required candidate petition signatures from the district to quality for the 2018 election and will be on the ballot in November.
To qualify as a candidate, the Mangold Campaign had to reach out to at least 1,121 eligible voters in District 28. Candidates may also qualify by can paying a fee, but the campaign decided to forego this option.
“Getting candidate petitions signed is a great way to engage with the community without making a big monetary ask,” said Dr. Mangold. “We took our time with the petition process. Rather than rush through signatures, we used this opportunity to listen, to recruit volunteers, and to educate the public about our campaign; and it worked!”
The Mangold Campaign finished the petition process with roughly 200 volunteers supporting dozens of community events, marches, fundraisers, and house parties across the district.
“The level of support has been astounding,” commented Dr. Mangold. “We certainly didn’t do this alone. We’ve had tremendous support from individuals and community groups in every corner of this District. Citizens across Seminole County are waking up to the reality that we need leadership in Tallahassee that works for the people, and they finally have a choice. We’re ready!”
Dr. Lee Mangold is a 35-year-old native of Central Florida, a Cybersecurity Entrepreneur, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Florida where he teaches Cyber Security.