I have always been a progressive democrat and I can no longer just sit by and expect the Democratic party to win or even to advance my positions. I have a pre-existing condition so affordable health care and access is very important to me. I believe climate change is real and fully support fast expansion of renewable energy research, development, and implementation. I am pro-choice, pro-total equality, and pro- social justice. I support the normalization of relations with Cuba, and support the LGBT community.

My opponent is a 12 year incumbent who inherited his seat from his father who was first elected in 1982. He fully supports all of President Trump's agenda, he has voted strict conservative every house vote, and he has voted every time to repeal the ACA, including the bill that passed the house.

I need support so I can turn Florida's Congressional District 12 blue. This is my second time running, and now with Trump as President and both the House and Senate controlled by republicans, time is of the essence. I am asking for your support so I can get t o Washington and fight back against their ultra right wing agenda, and fight for a progressive agenda that helps the people and not corporations.


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    “He is a good progressive, and the only person now opposing Bilirakis who has run against him before, so I know that he is in this for the long haul.”

May 10, 2017

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  • Ted Apelt endorsed

    “He is a good progressive, and the only person now opposing Bilirakis who has run against him before, so I know that he is in this for the long haul.”