Endorsements

Current Candidates

Nicolette Springer

Orlando City Commission Seat 3

Raquel Pacheco

Miami Beach Commission Group 1

Brandi Gabbard

St. Petersburg City Council District 2

Gina Driscoll

St. Petersburg City Council District 6

Lisset Hanewicz

St. Petersburg City Council District 4

Alumni

Alexandria
Ayala
Palm Beach County School Board
2020
Karen
Castor Dentel
Orange County School Board
2020
Jessica
Vaughn
Hillsborough County School Board
2020
Nadia
Combs
Hillsborough County School Board
2020
Luisa
Santos
Miami-Dade County School Board
2020
Lucia
Baez-Geller
Miami-Dade County School Board
2020
Katherine
Waldron
Palm Beach County Port Commission
2020
Pat
Kemp
Hillsborough County Commission
2020
Janet
Long
Pinellas County Commission
2020
Gwen
Myers
Hillsborough County Commission
2020
Emily
Bonilla
Orange County Commission
2020
Anna
Prizzia
Alachua County Commission
2020
Maria
Sachs
Palm Beach County Commission
2020
Rene
Flowers
Pinellas County Commission
2020
Nan
Rich
Broward County Commission
2020
Eileen
Higgins
Miami-Dade County Commission
2020
Nancy
Millan
Hillsborough County Tax Collector
2020
Anne
Gannon
Palm Beach County Tax Collector
2020
Amy
Mercado
Orange County Property Appraiser
2020
Daniella
Levine Cava
Miami-Dade County Mayor
2020

Get Endorsed By Ruth's List

Each cycle, Ruth’s List endorses a group of strong Democratic pro-choice women candidates in races across Florida. If you’re interested in receiving the Ruth’s List Florida endorsement, see below for more information. Please note, the deadline to submit an endorsement application for November 2021 races is COB Monday, August 23.

Endorsement FAQ

  • What candidates does Ruth’s List endorse?
    • Ruth’s List endorses Democratic pro-choice women candidates running in state and local offices in every part of Florida. Ruth’s List does not endorse men, NPA, or Republican candidates.
  • What races does Ruth’s List endorse in?
    • Governor
    • Agriculture Commissioner
    • Attorney General
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • State Senate
    • State House
    • County Commission
    • Port Commission
    • School Board
    • Soil & Water Board
    • City Commission
    • City Council
  • Does Ruth’s List endorse candidates in non-partisan races?
    • Yes.

  • Is there a deadline to apply for endorsement?
    • Ruth’s List accepts applications throughout the political cycle on a rolling basis. You may submit an application at any time, however, Ruth’s List reserves the right to institute application deadlines as a specific election date approaches. These deadlines will be made available on our website.

  • What do endorsed candidates receive?
    • All endorsed candidates who have opponents in their races will receive a minimum contribution of $250 to their campaign. Additional amounts and technical support may be provided as resources and campaign contribution limits allow.

  • How do you choose which candidates to endorse?
    • All candidates go through an exhaustive and holistic application and review process that is largely based on assessing a candidate’s path to victory. We work with many women, but we do not endorse all of them. When endorsing a candidate, we are affirming to voters, our members, and our donors that we are confident a woman has what it takes to win.

  • What does the application process entail?


For any additional information or questions on the endorsement process, please contact Political Director Kayla vanWieringen at kayla@RuthsListFL.org.