Dem endorsement derby: Gwen Graham adds two from Palm Beach County

Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last year.

Florida’s Democratic primary is 15 months away, but the endorsement primary is well underway in the race for governor.

Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham today announced support from two Palm Beach County state House members —  Reps. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, and David Silvers, D-West Palm Beach. Graham was also endorsed earlier this month by state Rep. Lori Berman, D-Lantana.

Graham’s biggest endorsement so far: U.S. Rep. and civil rights icon John Lewis, D-Atlanta, who announced his support last week.

Graham’s endorsements in Palm Beach County — home to the state’s third-largest collection of Democrats — come after one of her Democratic rivals, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, announced support from Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon and state Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Atlantis, state Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Boynton Beach.

Said Slosberg, vice chair of the Florida Young Democrats: “As a mother of three, Gwen Graham is passionate about tackling the issues that affect my generation. As governor, she’ll work to make college more affordable and accessible, protect our land and water for future generations, fight the very real threat of climate change, and build an economy that provides real opportunity for young Floridians. Gwen Graham will be a governor for our generation and the next.”

Said Silvers: “Gwen believes we need to build a state that works for small business and home-based business owners, not just the largest corporations. On her Workdays, she gains firsthand experience learning about the challenges and opportunities entrepreneurs face. As governor, she will build an economy that creates growth and opportunity for businesses of all sizes.”

 

 

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