From something big to something bigger: FAMU Alum Andrew Gillum to run for Florida Governor
Andrew Gillum is an honor’s graduate from Florida A&M University with many accolades; and in a few more month he may be adding Governor of Florida to that list as well.
Gillum is considering running for Governor of Florida, making him the youngest of Florida governors. He would also be the first African American to secure a mostly Republican ran position in two decades.
Here are some of Gillum’s noted achievements to date:
2001: Recognized as the country’s top student leader by the National Center Policy Alternatives in Washington, D.C.
2001-2002: Served as President of FAMU Student Government Association
2001-2002: First student member of FAMU’s Board of Trustees
2003: Youngest City Commissioner of Tallahassee, Florida
2004: Named Ebony magazine’s “Fast Track 30 Leaders Who Are 30 and Under.”
2014: Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida
Recently, Gillum was also very close to becoming the running mate for Hilary Clinton. He was also given the chance to speak at the Democratic National Convention. Finally, Gillum was the first North Florida politician to accept and welcome the LGBQT+ couples to marry and receive marriage licenses in Tallahassee despite other city official denying this right to those couples.