With Florida Democrats seemingly having trouble recruiting enough candidates for legislative and congressional races, it’s good to see that the next generation of leaders is stepping up and running for office. We need to greatly expand the number of candidates running for office and we need to greatly expand the number of quality campaigns for office that are being conducted.
The Florida Young Democrats on Thursday announced yet another young Democratic leader taking the challenge and responsibility of entering public service.
Jason Henry of Orlando, president of the Orange County Young Democrats, launched his campaign for District 39 of the Florida House of Representatives. Jason joins several other Young Democrats from around the state, including Commissioner Jared Moskowitz of Parkland (District 96), Katie Edwards of Plantation (District 97), Louis Reinstein of Plantation (District 98) and Jose Javier Rodriguez of Miami (District 113), in an effort to correct the out-of-touch leadership failures of the Republican-led Florida Legislature.
“As engaged young leaders under 40, we know that Florida’s future is in our hands. That’s why we support and encourage our Young Democrats all across the state not only to run, but to win – and to create the change that we need,” said FYD Vice President Laura Hammad, a former president of the Orange County Young Democrats. “Rick Scott and his ‘Rickpublican’ puppets in the Legislature have done enough harm to our hardworking teachers, nurses, veterans and the middle class in Florida – our generation will be the ones to turn back the conservative tide.”