Kagan—who has no Democratic primary challenger at this time—is running on a family-focused platform that supports public education, common-sense gun reform, fair housing, income equality, health care access and protecting Seminole County’s natural resources.
Longwood, FL — Democrat Tracey Kagan has once again won endorsements from Ruth’s List and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
On Friday, Kagan’s campaign announced the two endorsements, both of which she earned in her previous race against incumbent Republican Scott Plakon. The single mother of three and veteran criminal defense attorney narrowly lost to Plakon by 1,503 votes in 2018.
“Both Ruth’s List and Moms Demand Action are personal for me, because they’re how I began my journey as a candidate. Ruth’s List took me from a mom who was energized but unsure and trained me into a candidate who could channel that energy and make change.
“And anyone who knows my story knows that Moms Demand Action is the organization that first sparked my political activism. After the school shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, I took my three daughters to march for common-sense gun reform. Meanwhile, the state rep for my district — Scott Plakon, my current opponent — fought to arm teachers.
“To put it simply, there are two candidates in this race: the one who had an A-rating from the NRA and the one with the Moms Demand Gun Sense Candidate Distinction. I’m happy to be the latter.”
She started her career as a public defender in New York City, and after moving to Florida she worked in the Seminole County State Attorney’s office. A successful criminal defense attorney, she has represented hundreds of Floridians. Her expertise with the criminal justice system has given her an understanding of the challenges faced by law enforcement, social workers, mental health professionals and all those who are working to improve our community.