Mayor of Tallahassee
Mayor of Tallahassee, former Tallahassee commissioner, former political consultant and organizer.
Andrew Gillum is the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida and the current mayor of Tallahassee. He’s looking to make history as the first black person elected to that office.
His victory in the August primary was a huge upset, and now he faces Republican candidate Ron DeSantis, who won in his own huge upset.
Like DeSantis, Gillum represents a new wave in his party. He has run a progressive platform and supported ideas like expanding healthcare access and raising the state’s minimum wage.
Before becoming mayor, Gillum was the youngest commissioner in the city’s history. He’s also a Miami native.
His time as mayor has been marred by an ongoing FBI investigation into whether city hall gave preferential treatment to developers on city projects, particularly through the city’s redevelopment agency. No charges have been filed, though, and Gillum hasn’t been directly tied to any illegal activity.
Gillum did not respond to our questionnaire but you can read more about his campaign in our profile from the August primary and in this Miami Herald profile of the race. You can also find more info on his website. We will update this profile if the campaign responds.