ORLANDO – The Florida Democratic Party elected their party’s leaders, who will work to continue the momentum that Democrats have built over the past several elections on Saturday, December 20.
Recognizing that she has help lead Democrats to the largest gains that our party has had in generations, Congresswoman Karen Thurman was re-elected unanimously today as State Party Chair. Thurman, who was first elected Chair in May of 2005, pledged to continue efforts to modernize and build our party from the grassroots, as well as to persistently hold Republicans accountable.
“I am honored and humbled that our party’s leaders have unanimously put their faith in me to continue severing as Chair of the Florida Democratic Party,” said Thurman. “Moving forward, we will work to keep new volunteers excited about Florida races. We will build on our success, we will learn from our losses and together we will make gains on the local, state and federal levels.”
Congresswoman Karen Thurman
In addition to re-electing Thurman, the members of the Florida Democratic Party Executive Committee elected a new Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasure and 10 Democratic National Committee members.
Rhett Bullard, a life-long resident of Hamilton County, was elected as party Vice-Chair. Bullard, who has been a leader in organizing and fundraising for Democrats in rural areas across North Florida, will assist Thurman in recruiting candidates, fundraising, and expanding our party throughout the state.
Rick Boylan of Pinellas County was elected as party Secretary. Leon County resident and labor leader Alma Gonzalez will serve as Treasurer.
In addition to Thurman and Bullard, who as Chair and Vice-Chair, serve as members of the Democratic National Committee, party leaders elected the 10 members of the DNC from Florida. They include:
Senator Tony Hill, Duval
Mitch Ceasar, Broward
Chuck Mohlke, Collier
Alan Clendenin, Hillsborough
Jon Ausman, Leon
Diane Glasser, Broward
Terrie Brady, Duval
Nancy Jacobson, Orange
Representative Joyce Cusack. Volusia
Evelyn Garcia, Palm Beach