Today's date is December 5, 2022

Florida Democratic Party Statement on the Passing of Melina Rayna Svanhild Farley-Barratt, Candidate for Senate District 5

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. — In light of the passing of Melina Rayna Svanhild Farley-Barratt, Democratic Candidate for State Senate District 5, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement:
“We at the Florida Democratic Party send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Melina Rayna Svanhild Farley-Barratt. She was a trailblazer and a constant advocate for equality. As the legislative director for the National Organization for Women (NOW) Florida and president of Gainesville Area NOW, she always worked to improve the lives of others and ensure equality for women and transgender people. We feel very fortunate that Melina chose to be a part of the Sunshine Slate this election cycle, and are greatly saddened by this loss.”

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