U.S. Representative Frederica Wilson, who represents Florida’s 24th District, endorsed Tallahassee Mayor Gillum in the upcoming Governor’s race. “I am very excited to endorse Mayor Andrew Gillum for Governor of Florida. Mayor Gillum is one of Florida’s brightest young political minds and most energetic public servants. He has the courage to confront Florida’s biggest challenges: protecting access to affordable healthcare, building a more inclusive economy, revitalizing public education, and addressing climate change and rising sea level crisis. Florida needs a leader like Mayor Gillum whom we can trust to rebuild our state into one that works for everyone,” said Congresswoman Frederica Wilson.
According to her website, Congresswoman Wilson was the ranking Democrat on the Education and Workforce Protections Subcommittee during last year’s session and has championed efforts to provide student loan relief. With this endorsement, Gillum seems to be cementing his image as the “man of the people.”
“I’m humbled and honored to receive Congresswoman Wilson’s endorsement. She has long been a “Voice for the Voiceless” and stands out as one of Florida’s most respected leaders. She’s a role model and I look forward to working with her to rebuild the Sunshine State into one that works better for all Floridians,” said Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.