Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine continues to expand his campaign team heading into the 2018 primary election season.
Levine’s campaign announced Wednesday morning that Chelsea Lunn will serve as its statewide engagement director.
“We are excited to welcome Chelsea Lunn to #TeamLevine as our statewide Engagement Director,” sad Matthew Van Name, Levine’s campaign manager. “Chelsea’s experience in organizing and mobilizing coalitions will allow our campaign to continue to expand its reach in every part of the state.
Lunn is a South Florida native. She served as a regional organizing director during Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and as an organizer for President Obama’ 2012 re-election campaign.
In her role with the Levine campaign, Lunn will handle constituency and elected official outreach, including Labor, African-American, and Caribbean-American outreach. She’ll also work with coalition building and mobilization.
“I’m proud to support a candidate who has tangibly demonstrated a commitment to criminal justice reform, enacting a living wage, and prioritizing investments in public education in our state,” Lunn said. “This is the progressive vision our state needs if we want to foster an environment that can better attract businesses small and large, and provide opportunities for all Floridians. This is the most crucial election of my lifetime in Florida and I am fired-up and ready to show voters and community leaders why Mayor Levine is the right choice to lead as our next Governor.”
Two recent polls have shown Levine leading his democratic challengers. The Capitolist’s Horserace Index, a weighted poll average, also shows Levine leading in the primary contest.
The other candidates in the Democratic field are former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Orlando area businessman Chris King are the candidates who have announced their candidacies.