By: Capitol News Service
September 13, 2018
Photo: Mike Vasilinda
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) -- About two dozen Tallahassee activists came out Thursday morning to support Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum.
They sought to draw a contrast to current Gov. Rick Scott and Gillum by holding the event outside the Florida Governor's Mansion.
Former City Commissioner Dot Inman Jonson says Gillum won’t pander to special interests.
“It is time to end the two decades of gerrymandered GOP control of Florida by electing a governor who put the interests of Florida’s nearly 22 million residents first,” said Johnson.
“He defends Florida sanctuary cities and will help promote a more diverse and welcoming Florida for our immigrant community,” said Lakey Love with the Campaign for Prison Reform.
Gillum has served on the Tallahassee City Commission since 2003. While he holds the title of mayor, it is mostly a ceremonial title.
Gillum will face off against Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis in the November election.
DeSantis' primary win has been largely credited to his support from President Donald Trump.