Calen's was first inspired to get involved in politics in 2008 while canvassing for President Obama. In 2015, he immediately jumped on to support his political idol, Joe Biden, on the Draft Biden Campaign. A more Progressive leaning liberal, he favored Bernie Sanders during the primaries.  However, knowing that liberals are always "stronger together", Calen worked tirelessly to promote our democratic ideals as a field organizer for the Hillary Clinton Campaign. His core message is one of Unity and Collaboration.

“It is time for us to step up and BE the change we know our country needs. We can no longer stand on the sidelines and expect our government to reflect our vision for the future if we're not willing to come forward.”

  • $15 minimum wage is a start. In the absence of unions and collective bargaining, it is the only way unskilled and low-skilled workers can have some bargaining parity with employers.


  • We need to create skilled, middle-class industries before the "boomer wave" ends. I envision our district leading a clean energy technology revolution. Solar, biomedical, tech, software. Our district should be the leader in job creation and domestic manufacturing of green technology development and implementation.


  • We need to stop talking about “Free College” and start talking about free access to education and training across all fields and career paths. We need doctors and engineers, yes, but we also need plumbers and mechanics.


  • Whether you agree with the science or not, the risk of being wrong is far too great to ignore. 75% of Floridians live within 10 miles of the seashore. We cannot afford to make partisan decisions when it comes to environmental issues. We have ONE planet.


  • Whether Single Payer or Medicare for All, fair access to affordable healthcare is a human right and a common good. It is squarely within the General Welfare of the people and therefore a fundamental right under the Constitution.



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  • Ben Lima endorsed

    “Calen Cristiani is the right choice to represent Florida's 16th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He truly cares about properly representing all people - regardless of their background or socioeconomic status. A middle class blue collar worker, he knows what it's like to struggle through hard times. His progressive platform is designed to give everyone a fair shot - whether it be by increasing the minimum wage to at least $15 per hour, supporting single-payer health care, or protecting Social Security from continuous attacks. It's time to build a new future for the 16th District and Calen Cristiani will do just that as its next representative in Washington, D.C.”

July 12, 2017

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July 9, 2017

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  • Vanessa Valles Kroslak endorsed

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  • Ben Lima endorsed

    “Calen Cristiani is the right choice to represent Florida's 16th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He truly cares about properly representing all people - regardless of their background or socioeconomic status. A middle class blue collar worker, he knows what it's like to struggle through hard times. His progressive platform is designed to give everyone a fair shot - whether it be by increasing the minimum wage to at least $15 per hour, supporting single-payer health care, or protecting Social Security from continuous attacks. It's time to build a new future for the 16th District and Calen Cristiani will do just that as its next representative in Washington, D.C.”