District 8


Council District: St Petersburg City Council District 8

Top 3 Priorities, If Elected:

  1. Creating housing that’s permanently affordable for all incomes. 
  2. Protecting our environment and correcting environmental injustice. 
  3. Creating better jobs for the city’s existing residents.

Hometown: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Years in St. Pete: 3.5

Age: 30

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

Family Details:

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.


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