We need ‘New Blood’ in Florida politics!
Because the ‘Old Blood in Florida politics’ is getting polluted!
Have you checked your TV lately?
Fake, Faults, half-Truths and Lies!
We need people who have all of the money that they need, they do not need or want
(Super Pac’s Money and Lobbyists pestering them)!
Let’s take a look-see at
‘Candidate Chris King’?
His ‘leadership committee’
Chris Kings father was a lawyer for the Fair Districts movement, which worked to combat partisan gerrymandering in Florida by proving that the Florida Constitution was violated by the Florida state legislature when it redrew congressional and Florida State Senate district lines.
Chris’ mother served 27 years as a board member, including two terms as chair, of Orlando’s premier health organization, Orlando Health.
Marilyn was also the founding Chair of Grace Medical Home, a not-for-profit medical facility that serves those without affordable health care.
Chris served on both the Board of Grace Medical Home and on the Foundation Board of Orlando Health.
King graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Religion, Politics and American Public Policy.
He then received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida.
He is currently a board member of the non-profit Grace Medical Home which provides medical care to uninsured Floridians.
He is also the chairman of The Elevation Foundation.
King founded the Elevation Scholars Program which works with the University of Central Florida and Orange County Public Schools to provide merit scholarships to students from Title I schools.
King also developed the Elevation Global Initiative, which works on tree reforestation, fish farming and entrepreneurship training in Haiti and areas of Africa.
Chris King, a 38-year-old lawyer, bleeding-heart businessman, Harvard graduate and Jesus-loving philanthropist, by all accounts is gifted and creative.
But it’s not clear he fully grasps how nuts it is to throw much of his family’s nest egg into a campaign for Florida governor when nobody knows who he is and he has virtually no experience in government or campaigns.
I say, ‘Time will tell’!
Businessman and gubernatorial candidate Chris King talks to a group of gay and lesbian Democrats in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington) FLBF103
By Adam Smith
Published: May 8, 2018
Updated: May 8, 2018 at 01:34 PM
That just-another-politician assessment, however, is deeply flawed.
Almost no one is noticing so far — he is polling in the low single digits among Democrats — but King in key respects is the standout and most unconventional candidate in a wide-open field that includes a charismatic African-American mayor, Andrew Gillum; a woman, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee; and a brash, multimillionaire Miami Beach entrepreneur, Philip Levine.
He consistently comes off as the best informed and most substantive candidate of the bunch, even though he is the only candidate with zero governing and political experience.
He is setting the agenda for other Democrats, including forcing discussion about Florida’s growing affordable housing shortage.
When King linked the health of the Everglades to special interest influence, his rivals gradually followed his lead in refusing to accept campaign money from the sugar industry.
King’s state leadership committee, as described by the campaigns