Gillum Could Become First Black FL Governor
August 29, 2018 By Tiffani Knowles

The last major primary night, August 28, before the November election was a major upset for former Rep. Gwen Graham but a victory for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in the Florida Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

                 

If Gillum defeats Republic Ron DeSantis in the Nov. 6 election, he would become Florida's first black governor.

                 

Gillum's victory -- particularly in a state as crucial to the presidential primary and general election process will have lasting effects.

                 

Gillum is originally from Miami, Florida and is the son of a bus driver and a construction worker.

                 

He was the fifth of seven children and the first to graduate from high school. He went on to attend a historically black college, Florida A&M University in Tallahassee and graduated with a degree in political science. He is 39.

                 

Gillum's victory is the third major victory for a black Democrat in a Democratic gubernatorial primary field in 2018, following former NAACP president Ben Jealous in Maryland and state Rep. Stacey Abrams in Georgia.


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