Our city deserves bold, steadfast, and experienced leadership. I’ve been working hard to make this city a better place for everyone – and I’m ready to lead Gainesville as your next Mayor.

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My journey began here, first as a Baby Gator then as a graduate of Alachua County Public Schools. Throughout almost my entire working life, I’ve worked for small businesses right here in Gainesville. I’m currently channeling my passion for renewable energy into installing Solar Arrays across our area. I am driven every day by my passion for hard work and my passion for public service. Since 2017, I have served as your City Commissioner and twice been chosen by my peers on the Commission to serve as Mayor Pro Tempore.

I’m proud of the work we’ve done together to make Gainesville better for all our citizens, like updating the living wage ordinance, enacting a Tenants’ Bill of Rights, allowing mental health professionals to respond with Gainesville Police, and making our city first in Florida for renewable energy. Despite all our progress, I envision a more just, more sustainable, and more equitable Gainesville. For all the challenges we face today including the extreme shortage of affordable housing, the global climate crisis, and our toxic political culture, I still believe in our city and in our people. To meet this moment, Gainesville needs bold solutions, experienced stewardship, and principled leadership. 

That’s why I am running to be your next Mayor of Gainesville. I know that together we can overcome these obstacles, build a more just city, and ensure that all of Gainesville thrives. My journey has always felt improbable, but if you’re like me and see our challenges as opportunities to build a better future for our city, then I invite you to join us. Now, let’s get to work!

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