Andrew Gillum

In Florida, Republicans have held the Governor’s office and both chambers of the Legislature for over 20 years and there is little tension between them. Major policy shifts have occurred with little or no dissent from either branch, especially in the last 8 years: Water pollution regulation was de-funded, unenforced, or eliminated altogether Florida Forever’s […]

(CNN)My Florida absentee ballot had been sitting on my kitchen counter unopened for more than two weeks. Every day, I avoided it as if it was a Zika-infected mosquito. I finally filled it out, and then I schlepped it in my bag for a few more days before putting it in the mail. I was […]

We have four days until Election Day, and there is so much you can do to win the day for Andrew Gillum. You can let your fingers do the clicking, pick up your phone, or you can hit the streets! First, use these graphics to show your support on social media print out your own posters. Be creative […]

Why vote AGAINST DeSantis? DeSantis on the environment: He advocates for more research, not tough regulation and direct action to address red tide He’s afraid to be a “climate change believer” and an “alarmist” He thinks the state can’t help coastal cities and counties protect property from climate change and  sea level rise He supports […]

SIESTA KEY — With red tide now encircling the state, Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum came to one of the hardest-hit regions Tuesday to lay out his environmental plan and bash his opponent as an “election year” environmentalist. Speaking under a pavilion at Siesta Key Public Beach within sight of where fish killed by the toxic red […]

Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum released his environmental policy last week, and it differs markedly from his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis in many respects, including one very unique one: Gillum pledges to go after the polluters who are causing Florida’s disastrous water contamination. It’s unusual to hear any Florida politician say we need to […]

Florida voters will decide whether Ron DeSantis or Andrew Gillum is the better pick to lead them through a hurricane. Florida’s race for governor has turned into a Category 5 political storm. The Republican Party of Florida is airing ads attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s performance as Tallahassee mayor during Hurricane Hermine’s aftermath in 2016. Ron […]

One is backed by President Donald Trump, the other has Sen. Bernie Sanders’ support. Nate Chute, IndyStar On the campaign trail, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum often claims to have a stronger environmental record than Republican opponent Ron DeSantis. Gillum supports banning fracking, talks about climate change solutions and bashes corporate polluters, including the sugar industry. He says […]

Sierra Club Dissects Ron DeSantis’ Environmental Plan and Abysmal Voting Record in Congress Earlier this week, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis released his environmental plan for Florida. Below is a brief overview of DeSantis’ plan and votes he’s taken that are in stark contrast to what he now proposes. Sierra Club Florida Director Frank Jackalone released the […]

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2018 Sierra Club Endorses Andrew Gillum for Governor Environmental Group Responds to DeSantis’ Plan for Florida   St. Petersburg, FL – The Sierra Club, America’s largest grassroots environmental organization with over 3.5 million members and supporters nationwide, including 230,000 in Florida, announced today its endorsement of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum […]

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum speaks during a Democratic gubernatorial debate at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Cohen Center in Fort Myers, Fla. (Wilfredo Lee/AP) By Katrina vanden Heuvel Columnist September 4 at 8:01 AM Last Tuesday, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum defied the odds and won the Democratic primary for governor in Florida. He had neither the biggest […]

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum defeated better-funded frontrunners to become Florida’s Democratic nominee for governor. Michael Kovac Getty Images BY JONATHAN CAPEHART Andrew Gillum’s victory in the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday may have seemed like a surprise. Of the five people in the race, he was the only non-millionaire or billionaire and the only African American. […]


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