Andrew Gillum on Principles & Values
Served a decade on City Commission and as Tallahassee mayor
Gillum will serve out his term as mayor but not seek re-election to the post. Gillum was elected mayor in 2014 after serving more than a decade on the City Commission. Gillum's announcement ends months of speculation about his political plans.
It also makes him the first major candidate to declare he's running for governor in 2018. And it sets the stage for a potential Democratic primary showdown with former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee, who's all but announced she's running.
The move also would open up the mayor's seat in 2018, which could prompt many mayoral hopefuls to run for the post.
Gillum said during his announcement call that he had a "clear and authentic voice" and an
agenda that would appeal to voters. "It's important to get out there and tell our story," he said. "I am jazzed up. It might be naivete about what's around the bend."
Source: Tallahassee Democrat on 2018 Florida Gubernatorial race
, Feb 28, 2017
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