Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum made if official today, announcing on social media and in a YouTube video that he’s seeking the 2018 Democratic nomination for governor.
“I’m running for Governor of Florida. I hope that you will join me on this journey,” Gillum posted on Facebook this morning with a link to his video, which stresses his upbringing as the son of a municipal bus driver.
Other Democrats considering the race include former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and millionaire trial lawyer and medical marijuana advocate John Morgan.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is likely to seek the Republican nomination, and House Speaker Richard Corcoran of Land-o-Lakes is another potential GOP candidate.