Former Congresswoman and Candidate for Governor Gwen Graham announced Monday morning that her campaign has been endorsed by Orlando State Senator Victor Torres.
Torres cites Graham’s commitment to education in his statement
“As someone who has lived a full life full of hard work, I can tell you nothing provides more insight into what Floridians need than real life experiences.” said Torres “Gwen Graham has the knowledge and common sense solutions to renew Florida’s public schools. She’s fighting to make sure our children and grandchildren have more opportunities to succeed and that when they graduate — whether it’s from high school or college — they have good paying jobs available right here in Florida. Gwen understands how important education is to our community and to all Floridians. This is why I’m proud to enthusiastically endorse Gwen Graham for Florida’s next governor.”
Torres’ daughter, State Representative Amy Mercado has also endorsed Graham. The former Congresswoman is one of three Democrats running to replace Rick Scott who has reached term limits. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Orlando Businessman Chris King are also in the Democratic primary. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is running on the Republican side.
“For too long Tallahassee politicians have had the wrong priorities for the wrong people. Too many Floridians in our growing state have been ignored. We must put an end to businesses as usual and extinguish the status quo,” Graham said. “When I’m elected governor, our state will support every community as we renew our promise to public education, expand health care and create good-paying jobs, right here in Florida.”