Council District: St Petersburg City Council District 8
Top 3 Priorities, If Elected:
Hometown: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Years in St. Pete: 3.5
Current or Most Recent Non-Elected Occupation & Employer:
Teacher, Pinellas County Schools
5 Past or Present Community Service Roles or Projects:
Volunteer Coordinator – Florida for $15 Coalition, Delegate – West Central Florida Labor Council, Faculty Rep – Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association, and Organizer for police reform in the summer of 2020
Up to 5 Endorsements of Your Candidacy:
Current District 8 Councilmember Amy Foster, Current District 7 Councilmember Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, Sierra Club, SEIU FL, Florida National Organization for Women PAC
Up to 5 Organizations You Financially Support or Are a Member or Officer of:
Central Oak Park Neighborhood Association, Childs Park Neighborhood Association, Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association, Pinellas DSA, Dream Defenders
I grew up in a working class family in Florida. I’m the oldest of 4, and I’ve been married to my wife Miranda for 2 years.
3 Specific Actions, Policies or Programs I Can Influence, if Elected, That Will Make Life Meaningfully Better for African Americans in St. Pete:
The City Council sets the city budget each year. This has huge implications for African Americans. I will push for investment in working class and African American neighborhoods, jobs, and infrastructure in the budgeting process. The council will vote on Tropicana Field’s redevelopment, and I plan to use this opportunity to correct the injustices of the past, by ensuring good jobs and affordable housing are at the site. Finally, Council passes ordinances on a host of issues, and I plan to propose and support ordinances that work to eliminate unequal and unjust outcomes based on race.