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Autumn Garick

Seminole County School Board, District 5

Barb Girtman

Volusia County Council, District 1

Yvette DuBose

Fort Lauderdale City Commission, District 3

Jen Ahearn-Koch

Sarasota City Commission, At-Large

Mariella Smith

Hillsborough County Commission, District 5

Kimberly Overman

Hillsborough County Commission, District 7

Dr. Keesha Benson

Pinellas County School Board, District 3

Viviana Janer

Osceola County Commission, District 2

Pat Gerard

Pinellas County Commission, District 2 At-Large

Michelle Oyola McGovern

Palm Beach County Commission, District 6

Alumni

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Rupert
Broward County School Board, District 7
2022
Micky
Steinberg
Miami Dade County Commission District 4
2022
Allison
Tant
House District 9
2022
Erica
Whitfield
Palm Beach County School Board, District 4
2022
Rhonda
Anderson
Coral Gables Commission Group 2
2021
Gina
Driscoll
St. Petersburg City Council District 6
2021
Yvette
Drucker
Boca Raton City Council
2021
Brandi
Gabbard
St. Petersburg City Council District 2
2021
Dana
Goldman
Mayor of Sunny Isles Beach
2021
Lisset
Hanewicz
St. Petersburg City Council District 4
2021
Sarah
Malega
Lake Worth Beach City Commission
2021
Katia
Saint Fleur
Miami Shores Village Council
2021
Kassandra
Timothe
North Miami City Council District 2
2021
Liz
Alpert
Sarasota City Commission
2020
Jennifer
Andreu
Plantation City Council
2020
Loranne
Ausley
Florida Senate District 3
2020
Alexandria
Ayala
Palm Beach County School Board
2020
Lucia
Baez-Geller
Miami-Dade County School Board
2020
Robin
Bartleman
Florida House District 104
2020
Kathleen
Beckman
Clearwater City Council
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 to be considered for a November election race is MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 @ 5:00pm.

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 endorsed 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?
    • In order to apply for the Ruth’s List endorsement, you must submit the Reproductive Rights Questionnaire and the Endorsement Application.
      • The Reproductive Rights Questionnaire can be found here, and should be submitted to the Deputy Political Director – miranda@ruthslistfl.org – as soon as possible. This questionnaire confirms that you are pro-choice by Ruth’s List standards and allows us to engage with you as a candidate. You may – and should – submit the Reproductive Rights Questionnaire even before you are officially filed. The earlier you are engaged with us, the better.
    • The Endorsement Application can be obtained from the political team  once the Reproductive Rights Questionnaire has been submitted. This application collects information about the candidate’s campaign plan and path to victory in the race.

For any additional information or questions on the endorsement process, please contact Deputy Political Director Miranda Colavito at miranda@ruthslistfl.org.