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November 17, 2015

Hillary for America Announces Two More Leadership Councils: Florida and Maryland

Hillary for America launched two more of its state Leadership Councils today – one in Florida and one in Maryland. The Leadership Councils will focus on helping Hillary Clinton win the Florida and Maryland primaries on March 15th and April 26, respectively.
·         The Florida Leadership Council includes over 150 top Florida officials like US Senator Nelson, former US Senator Bob Graham, nearly every Democratic member of Congress, over two-thirds of State House Democrats, and the mayors of some of the state’s largest cities including Tampa and Orlando.
·         The Maryland Leadership Council includes over 70 top Maryland officials such as Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and many others.
Leadership Council members share Clinton’s commitment to raising wages for the middle class instead of their taxes, defending and enhancing the Affordable Care Act, her plan to reduce prescription drug costs, her passion for reforming the criminal justice system and her belief that cost should never be a barrier for students going to college and much more. You can learn more about Clinton’s agenda at https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/
The Florida and Maryland Leadership Councils serve as the in-state leadership for the campaign, amplifying the campaign’s national voice to Florida and Maryland families and aiding the campaign with rapid response, organization building, grassroots organizing events, recruiting volunteer leaders, and identifying leaders for Get Out The Vote activities.
“In support of her campaign in Florida, I am honored to serve on Hillary Clinton’s Florida Leadership Team and promote her agenda to improve the lives of middle class Americans, protect our seniors and to keep us safe from terrorism threats,” said Senator Bill Nelson.
“I have known Hillary for decades, dating back to her time with the Children’s Defense Fund,” said Congressman Alcee Hastings of Ft. Lauderdale.
“In this capacity, I came to know her as a smart and driven advocate, whose thoughtfulness and deliberation helped to advance justice and the rule of law in a time when African Americans and women struggled daily to attain the freedom and equality enshrined in our constitution. Hillary’s commitment to these principles has never wavered, and I can say unequivocally that she is the right choice for this nation."
“I am pleased to lend my support to Hillary Clinton,” said House Democratic Leader Pro Tempore Mia Jones of Jacksonville, FL “For years, as a First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State, Hillary has championed the cause of both women's and human rights issues. As president, Hillary will continue to move our country forward. It will be my pleasure to secure Florida for Clinton.”
“Over the last six years under President Obama, our country has seen tremendous progress and we can’t go backwards – that’s why we need Hillary Clinton as our next President,” said U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski. “Hillary has the experience and vision to continue moving our country forward, and I’m proud to join her Maryland Leadership Council to help mobilize supporters across this great state.”
"I'm committed to making Hillary Clinton our next President of the United States of America and want all Marylanders to join our team," said U.S. Senator Ben Cardin. "Hillary is fighting for the middle class, raising wages and making college more affordable.  She's shown herself to be a courageous leader and strong advocate of progressive values."
The campaign has previously announced Leadership Councils in Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. Over the course of the campaign, the Leadership Councils will continue to expand.
Joining the Hillary for Florida Leadership Council:
·         US Senator Bill Nelson

·         Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham

·         US Representative Corrine Brown

·         US Representative Kathy Castor

·         US Representative Ted Deutch

·         US Representative Lois Frankel

·         US Representative Alan Grayson

·         US Representative Alcee Hastings

·         US Representative Patrick Murphy

·         US Representative Frederica Wilson

·         Former Congressman Joe Garcia

·         Former Congressman Ron Klein

·         State Senator Oscar Braynon

·         State Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner

·         State Senator Gwen Margolis

·         State Senator Maria Sachs

·         State Senator Chris Smith

·         State Senator Eleanor Sobel

·         State Senator Audrey Gibson

·         State Senator Darren Soto

·         Democratic House Leader State Representative Mia Jones

·         Incoming Democratic House Leader State Representative Janet Cruz

·         State Representative Lori Berman

·         State Representative Randolph Bracy

·         State Representative Gwendolyn Clark Reed

·         State Representative John Cortes

·         State Representative Joe Geller

·         State Representative Katie Edwards

·         State Representative Hazelle Rogers

·         State Representative Jared Moskowitz

·         State Representative Amanda Murphy

·         State Representative Sharon Pritchett

·         State Representative Darryl Rouson

·         State Representative Ed Narain

·         State Representative JJ Rodriguez

·         State Representative Richard Stark

·         State Representative Victor Torres

·         State Representative Clovis Watson Jr

·         State Representative and DNC Member Alan Williams

·         State Representative Reggie Fullwood

·         State Representative Dave Richardson

·         State Representative Kristin Jacobs

·         State Representative Barbara Watson

·         State Representative Shevrin Jones

·         State Representative Cynthia Stafford

·         State Representative Bobby Dubose

·         State Representative Bruce Antone

·         State Representative Kionne McGhee

·         States Attorney Dave Aronberg

·         North Miami Mayor Dr. Smith Joseph

·         Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

·         Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

·         West Palm Beach Mayor Geraldine Muoio

·         Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine

·         Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn

·         Hallendale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper

·         Pinecrest Mayor and DNC Member Cindy Lerner

·         Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters

·         Weston Mayor and State IAM Director Frank Ortis

·         Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick

·         Broward County Commissioner Dale V. C. Holness

·         County Councilwoman and DNC Member Joyce Cusack

·         Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

·         Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief

·         Miami Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime

·         Palm Bay City Commissioner Michelle Paccione

·         Doral City Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz

·         City Commissioner Angel Gomez

·         Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen

·         St Petersburg City Council Member Darden Rice

·         Doral City Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz

·         Hillsborough County Clerk of the Court Pat Frank

·         Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon

·         Broward County School Board Member Rosaline Osgood

·         Miami Dade School Board Member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall

·         Former Florida State CFO Alex Sink

·         Former State Senator Dan Gelber

·         Former State Senator Nan Rich

·         Former House Speaker Jon Mills

·         Former State Representative Michael E Langton

·         Former State Representative Cynthia Chestnut

·         Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown

·         Former Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman

·         Former Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinez

·         Florida Democratic Party State Chair Allison Tant

·         Florida Democratic Party State Vice Chair Alan Clendenin

·         Florida Democratic Party Treasurer Judy Mount

·         DNC Member Jon Ausman

·         DNC Member Mitchell Ceasar

·         DNC Member Bret Berlin

·         DNC Member Joe Falk

·         DNC Member Annette Taddeo

·         DNC Member Tony Hill

·         DNC Member Angel Gomez

·         Florida Education Association President Joanne McCall

·         Florida Education Association Vice President Damary Mercado

·         Florida Education Association Vice President Fedrick Ingram

·         Florida Education Association Director of Public Policy Jeff Wright

·         President, Florida NOW     Terry Sanders

·         Former Chair of Save Dade Christian Ulvert

·         President, Haitian American Democratic Club of Miami Jacques Despinosse

·         Former Democratic Party State Chair Terry Brady

·         Richard Swann

·         Vivian Rodriguez

·         Barbara Effman

·         Obama/Biden Campaign State Director Ashley Walker

·         Sandy Ducane

·         Lynette Long

·         Herschel Gober

·         Mary Lou Keener

·         Hugh Westbrook

·         Carole Shields 

·         Reginald McGill

·         Ana Cruz

·         Nadine Smith

·         Joy Friedman

·         Lynda Russell

·         Pete Mitchell

·         Burt Aaronson

·         Chris Korge

·         Michele Austin Pamies

·         Mitchel Berger

·         Suzanna Valdez

·         Christine Jennings

·         Daisy Baez

·         Millie Herrera

·         Neil Heinrichsen

·         Ira Leesfield

·         Cynthia Leesfield

·         Abigail Pollock

·         Alex Heckler

·         Lisa King

·         Brian Goldmeier

·         John Morgan

·         Ginger Lew

·         Joanne Goodwin

·         Winnie Tang

·         Diane Krumel

·         Lynda Bird

·         Margo Dixon

·         Bunny Steinman

·         Joey McKinnon

·         Pat Jotkoff

·         Patricia Byrd

·         Wanda Francis

·         Corey Wilborn

·         Amber Holland

·         Freddy Balsera

·         JP Austin

·         Ralph Patino

·         Lavon Bracy

·         Ben Pollara


Joining the Hillary for Maryland Leadership Council:

·         US Senator Barbara Mikulski

·         US Senator Ben Cardin

·         Congressman Steny Hoyer

·         Congressman John Delaney

·         Congresswoman Donna Edwards

·         Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger

·         Congressman John Sarbanes

·         Congressman Chris Van Hollen

·         State Treasurer Nancy Kopp

·         State Comptroller Peter Franchot

·         Former Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

·         Former Attorney General Doug Gansler

·         Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr

·         Senator Cheryl Kagan

·         Senator Susan C. Lee

·         Senator Nancy King

·         Senator Mac Middleton

·         Senator Richard Madaleno Jr.

·         Senator Catherine Pugh

·         Senator Delores Kelley

·         Senator Guy Guzzone

·         Delegate Kirill Reznik

·         Delegate Brooke Lierman

·         Delegate Marc Korman

·         Delegate Shane Pendergrass

·         Delegate Carlo Sanchez

·         Delegate Ben Barnes

·         Delegate Edith Patterson

·         Delegate Shelly Hettleman

·         Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard

·         Delegate Samuel I. (Sandy) Rosenberg

·         Delegate Frank Turner

·         Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary

·         Delegate Eric Ebersole

·         Delegate Terri Hill

·         Delegate Jay Walker

·         Delegate Clarence Lam

·         DNC Member Bruce Morrison

·         DNC Member Karren Pope-Onwukwe

·         DNC Member Maria Cordone

·         DNC Member Greg Pecoraro

·         Mayor of College Park Andrew Fellows

·         Mayor of Hagerstown David Gysberts

·         State's Attorney Prince George's County Angela Alsobrooks

·         Prince George’s County Council Chair Mel Franklin

·         Prince George’s County Councilmember Todd Turner

·         Prince George’s County Councilmember Deni Taveras

·         Baltimore County Councilmember Tom Quirk

·         Baltimore County Councilmember Vicki Almond

·         Baltimore County Councilmember Cathy Bevins

·         Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young

·         Howard County Councilmember Calvin Ball

·         Howard County Register of Wills Byron Macfarlane

·         Former Ambassador Cynthia Schneider

·         Former Secretary of Aging and State Senator Gloria Lawlah

·         Former White House Communications Director Ann Lewis

·         Community Leader and Former FCC Commissioner Susan Ness

·         Former Assistant US Attorney Paul Tiao

·         Former Maryland National Committeeman Lanny Davis

·         Former Delegate David Valderrama

·         Student Leader Samara Cohen

·         Community Leader Tom Schneider

·         Community Leader Tessa Hill-Aston

·         Community Leader Elianne Ramos

·         Community Leader Courtney Watson

·         Community Leader Laura Esquivel

·         Community Leader Karen Murphy

·         Community Leader Lucie Lehmann

·         Community Leader Dana Beyer

·         Community Leader Lisa Polyak

·         Community Leader Lee Finney

·         Community Leader Kathy Bustraan

·         Community Leader Sarah Meyers





For Immediate Release, November 17, 2015