Dolphin Democrats Announce Endorsements and Recommendations
Wilton Manors, FL – Members of the Dolphin Democrats, Florida’s largest LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus, voted to endorse the following candidates for the August 18th Primary Election:
Florida State Senate: Tina Polsky (D-29), Shevrin Jones (D-35),
Florida House of Representatives:
Jasmen Rogers-Shaw (D95)
Christine Hunschofsky (D-96)
David Williams Jr. (D-102)
Robin Bartleman (D-104)
Javier Estevez (D-105)
Broward County School Board: Sara Leonardi (D-3)
Broward County Clerk of Courts: Judge Mark Speiser
In addition, the membership voted to recommend the following Judicial Candidates:
17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
George Odeom Jr. Group 16; Patti Englander Henning, Group 18; Frank Davie LeDee, Group 27; Dale C. Cohen, Group 30; Linda A. Alley, Group 50
Broward County Court: Allison Gilman, Group 22; Phoebee R. Francois, Group 27;
Natasha DePrimo, Group 31
The members also endorse Cindy Polo (D-103) & Linda Thompson-Gonzalez (D-93) for the November 3, 2020 General Election. In addition, they also endorsed candidates Marty Kiar for Property Appraiser, Dr. Rosalind Osgood (D-5) and Patricia Good (D-2) for School board. Those 3 candidates ran unopposed and have already been elected for another term.
Dolphin Democrats President, Alfredo Olvera, issued the following statement on the Caucus’ endorsements: “We are immensely proud of our endorsement process. This year our members overwhelming voted to endorse each one of these candidates because they have demonstrated to be pro LGBTQ+ rights, and have committed to fight for the fundamental rights of the all members in our community.”
The Dolphin Democrats’ mission this election year is to Unite, Ignite, and Win.
You can read the full Press Release below:
The Dolphin Democrats Board of Directors is excited to announce and present the organization’s updated logo.
We wish that when any LGBTQ+ person whether they are a Democrats or just part of the community at-large sees this logo, they feel represented and hopefully get encouraged to join us in the fight for equality and continue the legacy of those before us.
We would like to thank the talented Landon St. Gordon for designing the log and Mike Worley at MDWCOMM ( https://mdwcommunications.com/) for their contribution to our organization. We will be forever grateful.
Join us for a conversation with Dolphin Democrats 2018 endorsed candidates and now elected officials, Hallandale Vice-Mayor Sabrina Javellana, Plantation Councilwoman Denise Horland & Hollywood Commissioner Caryl Shuham as they discuss their journey from campaigning to serving as an elected official in 2020.
If you want to know what it takes to run for municipal office , this is a conversation you don’t want to miss.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Join us on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 as we stream the Broward County School Board Candidates Forum on Facebook. 7:00pm
Join the Dolphin Democrats, Human Rights Campaign and Equality Florida for an afternoon of mobilizing Equality Voters before the Florida Presidential Preference Primary on Tuesday, March 17th. Bring your smart phone, tablet, or computer for a text bank encouraging LGBTQ people and our allies to vote for pro-Equality candidates in 2020. The stakes couldn’t be higher this election cycle and we need your help to mobilize our members and supporters.
RSVP Here: https://www.mobilize.us/hrc/event/258131/
Contact us with questions at [email protected]
Wilton Manors, FL – At their Feb. 12 membership meeting, the Dolphin Democrats endorsed Pembroke Pines Commissioner Angelo Castillo for mayor of the city. In 2004, Castillo was elected to the Pembroke Pines City Commission, becoming the first Hispanic American elected to serve on the commission in 30 years. He has served four times as Vice Mayor.
Castillo has also served as a member of the Broward County Charter Review Commission. He is a former chair and current member of the Broward County Planning Council; the Broward MPO; and the Broward County Tourist Development Council. Other board experience includes board member emeritus – Hispanic Unity of Florida; Broward County Juvenile Justice Board; Broward County Health Facilities Authority; Family Central; and Women in Distress.
The Dolphin Democrats encourage Castillo and the Pembroke Pines City Commission to continue efforts to further enhance LGBTQ+ equality for residents and visitors alike. Specifically, it has been suggested the City work to increase its score on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index (MEI). The current score for the City of Pembroke Pines is 71 out of 100. The MEI examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there.
See Castillo’s completed endorsement questionnaire HERE
Save the Date – Join us on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at our 2020 Awards Gala & Silent Auction. at The Dalmar Hotel – Ft. Lauderdale
Tickets on sale now: https://www.dolphindems.org/2020-awards-gala/
For immediate release
February 25th, 2020
Contact: Alfredo Olvera
President, Dolphin Democrats
Dolphin Democrats Mourn the Loss of Wilton Manors Mayor, Past President, and Board Member Justin Flippen.
Wilton Manors, FL – The Dolphin Democrats are deeply saddened by the passing of Wilton Manors Mayor, past President, board member, and friend Justin Flippen. Justin was a fierce champion for the LGBTQ community and a proud Democrat. Justin had a lot of titles, but never left out his time as our President. He always reminded us that he got his start in political activism with the Dolphin Democrats. We are heartbroken by this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and everyone who loved him.
May he rest in peace.