Thompson Kicks Off Campaign For Florida’s 10th Congressional District

Press release

State Senator Geraldine Thompson announces her run for Florida's 10th Congressional District, October 12, 2015.
State Senator Geraldine Thompson announces her run for Florida’s 10th Congressional District, October 12, 2015.

Joined by family, friends and supporters, State Senator Geraldine Thompson (D-Orlando) announced the next chapter in her public service journey by running for Congress in Florida’s 10th Congressional District. At her announcement, Thompson outlined her Our Families First agenda, which focuses on increasing the minimum wage, supporting paid sick leave and passing comprehensive immigration reform.

“I am proud to be running for Congress because we need progressive leadership in Washington, D.C. that is focused on making lives better,” said Senator Thompson. “I’ve been a proud community advocate and legislator for decades and the results of my service are clear. For me, it’s not about talking points; it’s about getting results. I have created programs in my community, established a museum to honor our history and fought for sensible solutions that aim to make the lives of our residents a bit better.”

A legislator for close to a decade, Thompson is focused on taking her leadership to Congress to get results for the community. As a wife, mother, grandmother and cancer survivor, Thompson is prepared to be a progressive champion for Orange County families.

Thompson added, “As your next congresswoman, I will never back down from a fight and I will see every journey to the end because I value the trust our residents bestow in me to be their voice in Congress. For more than 40 years, I have been a fierce community advocate who has worked hard to give opportunity a real meaning for our families. It takes determination to get results, and as your congresswoman, I am determined to go to Congress to get results for our community.”


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