Today, the Florida Democratic Party announced the keynote speakers of the 2015 Leadership Blue Dinner, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia and Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawai’i.
Senator Mark Warner said, “It’s my honor to join Florida Democrats in June to get ready for an exciting 2016. I look forward to celebrating the values we share, from strong schools to an American economy that empowers innovators and entrepreneurs, providing everyone with a fair shot. Florida Democrats have a great opportunity to win a seat in the U.S. Senate and help deliver the presidency to a Democrat in 2016, and I’m excited to be a part of that effort.
Representative Tulsi Gabbard said, “I am thrilled to join Florida Democrats at the Leadership Blue Dinner as we kick off the 2016 campaign in the Sunshine State. Every single Floridian — every American — should have the opportunity to go as far as their own hard work can take them. I look forward to sharing the hopes I have for our country with Florida Democrats, and how we can unite our communities to move our nation forward.”
FDP Chair Allison Tant said, “Florida Democrats are fired up and ready to hear from these great Democratic leaders. Mark Warner is a champion for common sense policies to grow our economy and solve our nation’s biggest challenges. As a combat veteran and member of Congress, Tulsi Gabbard leads by example and knows how to tackle even the most difficult challenges. With commonsense and a willingness to work across the aisle, Senator Warner and Representative Gabbard have established themselves as leaders in our party, and I look forward to hearing their message in June.”
Senator Mark Warner served as Governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006. Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008 and reelected to a second term in November 2014.
Representative Tulsi Gabbard was elected to serve Hawai‘i’s 2nd District in Congress in 2012 and reelected in 2014. Previously, she served two combat tours in Iraq with her fellow soldiers of the 29th Brigade.