May 16, 2017 Press Release

Leon County Officials Endorse Gwen Graham

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham is announcing endorsements from three elected Leon County officials, County Commissioner John Dailey, County Commissioner Kristin Dozier, and Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor Tabitha Frazier.

“I’m proud to have the support of these local leaders and pledge to work with elected officials on all levels to diversify our economy, invest in our schools and protect our land and water,” Graham said.

Commissioner John Dailey said, “I got to know Gwen while she was working for our local school district. She fought to find common ground and solutions to the challenges we faced, while always putting our children first. She’ll bring that same approach to state government and work with cities and counties to get things done.”

“Gwen understands that to diversify Florida’s economy in the 21st Century, we must start by investing in education, from technical training in middle schools to robust community college programs,” said Commission Kristin Dozier, a graduate of Tallahassee Community College who spearheaded the Domi Station incubator project in Tallahassee. “As governor, Gwen will partner with local leaders to develop job training and create good-paying careers.”

“I’m supporting Gwen because she understands the environmental issues Florida is facing and she genuinely listens to all the people she represents. Before rallying the Florida delegation to save the Apalachicola Bay, she kayaked down the river to see firsthand how diminished water flow hurt the environment and economy of the region. The North Florida farmers I work with as a Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor credit Gwen for taking the time to learn about and work on the issues affecting them on her Workdays and during her Farm Tour,” said Tabitha Frazier. “To meet Gwen is to love Gwen. She is passionate about protecting Florida’s environment while creating opportunities for its citizens. She has the ability, perseverance, and intelligence to be the honest change we need here in Florida and to bring a Democrat back to the Governor’s Mansion.”