Monday, July 18, 2016

Florida Democratic Primary: Senate

I recently received my sample ballot for my state and local Democratic primary, which in Florida is being held on August 20. I'm doing some basic research into the candidates and offices, and figured I'd share my thoughts and research for the benefit of my fellow Floridians.

It will not surprise you to learn that my particular interests skew towards social justice issues, so my takes will examine these heavily, with a particular eye towards candidates' statements on police and criminal justice reform. Candidates will be listed in ballot order, with links to their official websites and wikipedia pages if available.

Today's set of candidates are running for Florida's seat in the US Senate, which is currently being held by Marco Rubio. Every district in Florida will be voting on this one, so this post should apply broadly.

Feel free to read on to get my take!