Florida's Governor's Race 2018: Meet the Candidates

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida gubernatorial race is heating up, with the Florida primary less than a month away. Here's a closer look at who is in the running to hold the highest office in the Sunshine State.

Republican Candidates

Ron DeSantis


DeSantis represents the 6th District of Florida in the U.S House of Representatives, and has since 2013.

DeSantis stands strong on being pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and has an endorsement from President Donald Trump. For more information on DeSantis, click here.

Adam Putnam


Putnam has served as the Commissioner for the Florida Department of Agriculture since 2010 after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2000-2009.

Putnam is a staunch Second Amendment advocate and is in favor of securing borders and ending sanctuary cities. For more information on Putnam, click here.

Democratic Candidates

Andrew Gillum


Gillum has served as Mayor of Tallahassee since 2014 and spent 10 years before that on the Tallahassee City Commission.

He believes in gun safety reform, is a supporter of LGBTQ rights and is a proponent of using clean energy. For more information on Gillum, click here.

Gwen Graham


Graham served one term in the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida's 2nd congressional district (from January 2015-2017).

Graham believes in LGBTQ equality, gun safety reform and criminal justice reform. For more information on Graham, click here.

Jeff Greene


Greene, a real estate entrepreneur, ran an unsuccessful Senate election in 2010, losing to Kendrick Meek.

Greene is a proponent in public schools, providing affordable housing and supports LGBTQ equality and gun safety reform. For more information on Greene, click here.

Chris King


King has never before held public office, having made his name known as an entrepreneur.

King supports gender equality, fighting climate change and low-cost healthcare, along with LGBTQ equality and gun safety reform. For more information on King, click here.

Philip Levine


Levine served as Mayor of Miami Beach from 2013-2017 following a career as an entrepreneur in South Florida.

Levine is a proponent for public education, government accountability and a path to citizenship for immigrants, as well as a supporter of LGBTQ rights and gun safety reform. For more information on Levine, click here.