2018 Endorsed Candidates

The Hillsborough County LGBTA Democratic Caucus is proud to endorse the following candidates in the primary and general election this year. These candidates, many of who are members of the Caucus, have shown a commitment to fight for full equality for LGBT residents of Hillsborough County as well as the State of Florida.  We look forward to electing these candidates in the upcoming elections!

Primary Election: August 28th

Governor: No recommendation

Attorney General: Sean Shaw*

Commissioner of Agriculture: No recommendation

Congress District 12: Chris Hunter

Congress District 15: Andrew Learned*

Congress District 16: David Shapiro

State House 61: Dianne Hart* or Karen Skyers*

State House 62: Mike Alvarez*

County Commission District 5: Mariella Smith*

County Commission District 7: Mark Nash* or Kimberly Overman*

School Board District 1: Bill Person*

School Board District 4: LaShonda Davison

School Board District 6: No recommendation

General Election: November 6th

U.S. Senate: Bill Nelson

Chief Financial Officer: Jeremy Ring

State Senate 18: Janet Cruz

State House 57: Debbie Katt*

State House 58: Phil Hornback*

State House 59: Adam Hattersley*

State House 60: Debra Bellanti*

State House 63: Fentrice Driskell*

County Commission District 2: Angela Birdsong

County Commission District 4: Andrew Davis*

Remember to vote in the primary on or before August 28th.  


It’s time to set the Blue Wave in motion!

* indicates HCLGBTA Democratic Caucus member

July 2018 General Membership Meeting

Join us for our July Membership Meeting on Wednesday, July 11th!

We will review St Pete Pride, vote on our first round of endorsements, and discuss the upcoming Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Summer Conference in West Palm Beach.

Our Candidate Forum this month will feature Hillsborough County School Board:

          Scott Hottenstein                Robert Pechacek                 Bill Person                    Mitchell Smithey


You may submit questions for the candidates beforehand at http://www.hclgbtadc.org/questions-for-the-candidates/   Note cards will be available for questions to be submitted to Amy during the social hour!

4500 W Cypress St
Tampa, FL  33607
July 11, 2018
Social & Dinner Hour:  6:00-7:00 PM

 Meeting Begins at 7:00 PM

RSVP for the meeting here!