Following last week’s victory in the Gainesville Mayor’s race, Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant announced today that Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has been named Chair of the Municipal Victory Project (MVP).
The MVP is focused on building the Florida Democratic Party’s bench by recruiting and helping elect Democrats to municipal and county governments across Florida. The FDP has already seen success with the program in Cape Coral, Orlando, Gainesville, and Sarasota, where the entire city council is now represented by Democrats.
“We are thrilled to announce today that Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum will serve as Chair of our Municipal Victory Project as we work to build our bench and expand our grassroots infrastructure,” said FDP Chair Allison Tant. “Mayor Gillum will bring his incredible talent and breadth of experience to the project, and we look forward to building on the program’s successes. As the Republican brand becomes increasingly toxic under Donald Trump, Florida Democrats look forward to holding the GOP accountable at every level of Florida government.”
“I’m excited to join Chair Tant’s team as we focus on recruiting strong Democrats to run for municipal government and build the bench for the next generation of Florida leaders,” said Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. “The Municipal Victory Project will provide campaigns in targeted races with access to the data, support, and financial assistance they will need to win. Change begins at the local level and the infrastructure we are building today will help Democrats win up and down the ballot in November.”