Mark Schlakman Announces Candidacy for Congress

Another Democrat has jumped into the race for Florida's 2nd Congressional District.

Tallahassee attorney Mark Schlakman is going to take a shot at first-term Republican incumbent Steve Southerland. Schlakman was introduced by former state comptroller and retired Marine General Bob Milligan, who endorsed Schlackman even though he is a Republican. Schlackman says he's focused on bipartisan solutions.

""There's so much that can be done, and this district has a rich tradition of stepping beyond the partisan divide," said Schlakman.

Schlakman serves as senior program director of the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and has worked in Washington and Tallahassee for Democratic and Republican administrations.

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