Democratic and Endorsed Non-Partisan Candidates
Get to know your Democratic candidates running for national, state, and local offices, including candidates that we endorse in the non-partisan elections. Visit the candidate sites for more information on their campaign, platform and ways to support directly.
Countdown to Election Day
Congresswoman Val Demings is running to represent Florida in the United States Senate and unseat Republican Marco Rubio. As a former law enforcement officer, Orlando’s first female Chief of Police, and current Congresswoman serving Florida’s 10th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, Demings is familiar with the needs of Floridians and shows up on behalf of her constituents.
Congressional District 28
Robert Asencio has spent over three decades protecting our nation, our communities, and our children as a member of a Special Operations unit in the U.S. Army Reserves, a Captain in the Miami-Dade School District Police Department, and a state legislator. Robert’s priority is simple — put people first.
State of Florida
As Florida’s next governor, Charlie will stand up when our freedoms are under attack by partisan politicians. Charlie will protect the freedom of businesses, families, and communities to speak without fear of political retribution. And he’ll ensure Black and Hispanic communities have access to the ballot box, protect the freedom for women to choose, and defend the LGBTQ+ community’s freedom to be themselves.
Aramis Ayala is a humanitarian, civil rights advocate, cancer survivor, and former Florida State Attorney who has dedicated her life to pursuing justice. Having witnessed the consequences of structural inequality during more than a decade of public service, Aramis refuses to stay silent in the face of inhumanity, injustice, and systemic racism. She believes in accountability, challenging the status quo, and creating safety, access, and opportunities for Floridians.
Chief Financial Officer
Adam Hattersley is a Navy veteran and author focused on improving the lives of those in his community through public service. He believes the only way forward in this country is to put politics aside and send people to Tallahassee who will work for their communities instead of themselves, their political parties or their big donors. Focusing on the issues that matter to people across our communities, Adam served in the Florida House of Representatives where he was committed to lowering health care costs, honoring the service that veterans have made to our country and protecting public education.
Commissioner of Agriculture
Naomi Esther Blemur is a committeewoman for the Miami Dade Democratic Executive Committee, entrepreneur and engaged community leader. Blemur has co-founded a nonprofit to empower success in her community and is a mentor to women and young girls in South Florida. As Florida’s next Commissioner of Agriculture, Blemur will focus on the 17 sustainable development goals of the UN, advocating for small farmers, stronger gun safety, feeding our communities, clean energy, decriminalizing cannabis and building a hemp economy.
State Representative District 120
Adam Gentle’s twenty-year career has spanned the globe, where he has interacted with, and worked hand-in-hand with people from many cultures and countries. He brings these experiences to Florida’s District 120 where he will fight for small business owners, veterans, the environment and the right to have your vote respected and voice heard – not ignored by Tallahassee politicians 500 miles away. An anti-corruption attorney, Adam will stand up for the needs of Florida’s southernmost district.
City of Key West
Commissioner, District 4
Kim Highsmith has been a part of the fabric of the the Key West community for more than 15 years. She has served on the Editorial Board of the Key West Citizen, Board of Hometown! and graduating from the Key West Ambassador Academy (Class 32) and been a loyal volunteer at many local non-profits. Her vision is for the City to provide more resources and attention to our residential neighborhoods so that the island continues to be a place we want to call home.