Andrew Gillum on Principles & Values
Keep God in the public sphere
Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Keep God in the public sphere"?
Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Florida Governor candidate
, Jun 15, 2018
Religious-political dialogue good
Gillum hosted his quarterly Faith Leaders Luncheon. It provides an opportunity for the faith community to engage with elected officials. "The more that we can bring the houses of worship and the faith community
into the same space, I think it's better," said Gillum. "It informs them about what's happening in parts of our city and gives the community leaders a direct connection to the community."
Source: WCTV on 2018 Florida gubernatorial race
, Aug 30, 2017
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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