The Peoples Voice – Episode 11
John Scott October 4, 2018
Episode 11 of The People’s Voice on People’s Voice Radio
CANDIDATE INTERVIEW SERIES:
JENNIFER BODDICKER – DEMOCRAT – FL STATE HOUSE – DISTRICT 80
Jennifer Boddicker grew up in Dalton, Georgia. Her family relied on food stamps at times. Education was her ticket out of poverty, so she worked hard in public school. She majored in microbiology on academic scholarship from University of Georgia. She paid the bills working at McDonalds. Later, at the University of Iowa, she earned a Ph.D. studying Salmonella, which causes food poisoning. As a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Postdoctoral Fellow, Jennifer worked in public health. She developed a quicker test for mumps virus. After that, she taught medical, dental, and nursing students at the University of Iowa.
Since moving to Florida, Jennifer wrote her first novel, Cleaning House. It won the Florida Writers Association Book of the Year in 2016. Cleaning House draws on Jennifer’s childhood. The main character is a single mother, a cleaning lady, who struggles to provide.
Jennifer’s husband is a Gulf War veteran. He now works as an accountant. They have two children in Naples public schools. Jennifer previously served on the board of her children’s daycare and is a member of the Episcopal Church. Her son is a Little League pitcher and her daughter loves gymnastics.
In light of the profound challenges facing our state and country, Jennifer believes legislators should push back against special interests and create policy based on objective facts, not fake news.
Her platform includes:
Fast-paced transition to solar energy
Common sense gun safety legislation (ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines)
Strong public schools
Voting rights restoration
Patient rights to medical privacy and treatment
Smart management of natural resources (Lake Okeechobee solutions, ban fracking, restore Everglades)
You can visit VoteBoddicker.com to learn more about Jennifer. PLEASE DONATE AND SUPPORT JENNIFER IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE! She is NOT taking corporate or dark money and needs YOUR help to win.
We’ve had 20 years of Republican Governors and heavy Republican majorities in the legislature. You can see the results in our environment and waterways. They’re being destroyed, along with countless marine life, people’s livelihoods, their way of life and our precious tourism and fishing industries. Rick Scott and Republicans have been an unmitigated disaster for our state and it’s time we try something different. Something for the people and the environmental of our state! Vote Blue in these upcoming elections, trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity! Aren’t you tired of the insanity? If your answer is yes then LET’S DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Register to vote and then VOTE, as if your life depended on it, which in some cases it might. Then make sure you go out and find all of your family and friends who aren’t registered to vote and get them registered and make sure they vote! Drive them to the polls if you have to. Get their mail-in ballots setup for them! Do anything and everything you can to help elect candidates who will finally put an end to this insanity!
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