2022 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

US SENATE

Val Demings-Congresswoman Val Demings valdemings.com

Courage, Convictions, Toughness, Compassion

From social work to 27 years in policing, including Chief, and reducing crime in Orlando by 40%, Demings calls “defunding” the police “crazy;” but she holds law enforcement to high standards. Val works hard and does the job: “Democrats NEVER TIRE. People have suffered and people have died. Let’s get this done– protect Social Security,
Medicare and healthcare from the Republican onslaught, support public education, preserve the environment, and defend the sacred right to vote: “We are not going back!”

A tireless champion for public safety, civil rights, and the American Dream for all, Val is a person of power, integrity, and courage. Compare and contrast that with shapeshifter Marco Rubio and his flabby work ethic, backbone, and principles. Harley rider Val has the grit and the guts.

 

GOVERNOR

Rep. Charlie Crist charliecrist.com

Experience, Competence, and Civility Working Across the Aisle

“DeSantis is hypocritical: He thinks Florida is the freest state—but apparently not if you’re a woman who would like the right to choose, or LGBTQ and would like not to be harassed at school. Apparently not if you are Black or Brown and want to vote in free and fair elections.”

Crist has the deep governing experience, representing the US 13th Congressional District since 2017. He was Governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011. Earlier in his career, Crist was a Republican State Senator, Education Commissioner, and Attorney General. In Congress, Crist strongly supports Ukraine, Everglades protection, privacy protection, environmental protection, and aid for domestic violence survivors. Charlie Crist promotes civility and dignity towards all.

 

Representative in Congress District 4-https://ljhollowayforcongress.com

LaShonda Holloway

Your concerns are my concerns

LaShonda “L.J.” Holloway’s track record began at age 5 fighting for a classmate and was formalized at age 15 after being named a Foot soldier for Justice by Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She then attended Howard University and began her federal service career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington D.C.

After protesting at Howard, L.J. continued her education at Edward Waters University (EWC) where she graduated magna cum laude while working for AT&T. Dr. Holloway continued her education at the University of Florida College of Law (UF Law) where she earned a Juris Doctorate and received the Martin Luther King Award for her advocacy for student services.

 

Florida Attorney General

Aramis Ayala aramisayala.com

Aramis Ayala is a humanitarian, civil rights advocate, cancer survivor, and former Florida State Attorney who has dedicated her life to pursuing justice. She is a mother, wife, and daughter of a Vietnam War veteran who grew up with parents who stressed the importance of hard work, faith, and service from a young age. As Florida’s first Black State Attorney and a fierce death penalty opponent, she has made local and national headlines for her courage and proven leadership. In 2017 she received the NAACP Civil Rights Champion of Justice Award and was recently named “an agent of change” in a cover story for the American Bar Association Journal. This year she was just named the Champion of Justice by Harbor House of Central Florida for her work in the fight against domestic violence.  

Secretary of Agriculture & Consumer Affairs

 

Naomi Blemur facebook.com/NaomiforFL

Secretary of Agriculture & Consumer Affairs

Naomi Blemur facebook.com/NaomiforFL

Naomi’s priorities are aligned with the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations to transform our state, using agriculture as a focal point:

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequality
  • Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life Below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships to achieve the Goal

 

State Representative District 11- Cornelius Jones for Florida House of Representatives (corneliusforflorida.com)

Cornelius Jones

My vision for Florida's future is centered around improving the quality of life for all citizens. 

 Over the years, I have worked at the grassroots level to create change in communities that I have been a part of. My experience is vast but working and communicating with people is one of my greatest attributes. As a counseling professional, I am uniquely skilled in listening and helping come up with resolutions to complex issues. Politically, I understand that we all have different worldviews and may stand on different sides of the isles on today's social and political matters. However, I think it's critical for us to identify ways to stand together instead of creating reasons to stand apart. We live in the same county and should be working together to make our community a more inviting place to live. 

 

Board of County Commissioners, District 2

Leroy Edwards- (20+) Edwards for County Commissioner District 2 | Facebook

 

We need to grow the County’s economy. The character of our nation, and democracy itself. The right to vote is one of our powers to influence the choice between vastly different visions for what this country stands for and the values that will define its future. Let’s also remember that there are many community members in the Oakleaf area not U.S. citizens or who may be ineligible to vote for a variety of reasons, yet the outcomes of this coming election on November 8th will impact their lives through policies in areas such as the economy, criminal justice, and safety.

 

 

 

 

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