Orlando Businessman and Candidate for Florida Governor, Chris King, was the featured speaker on Monday night at the monthly meeting of the Orange County Democratic party. In front of his hometown crowd, King promoted his Progressive Entrepreneurship experience that he felt gave him the edge in the contest.
After being introduced by former Orange County Mayor Linda Chapin, King took the microphone and ran down his background that included a Harvard education and a law degree from Florida before coming home and establishing a business that revolved around affordable housing for seniors.
“We have big issues in Florida and for me, I’m a great believer that the Democratic nominee to win 2018 must win the debate on how we build a more fair and homegrown economy” said King.
The Orlando Businessman is one of three Democrats currently running in the primary which also includes former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is currently running on the Republican side.
King did mention Putnam in his remarks, along with GOP House Speaker Richard Corcoran, and Clearwater State Senator Jack Latvala, who are also weighing runs. He believes his progressive entrepreneurship, which marries progressive values with sound business policies, will put him over the top next year.
“I’ll be able to look at the Republican, whether it’s Mr. Putnam, Mr. Corcoran, or Mr. Latavala and say ‘It was your party that rode this state down, your party that steered this state to the back of the pack.” said King.