Rep. Joy Goff-Marcil announces bid for Senate seat

by | Mar 18, 2022

 

 

Representative Joy Goff-Marcil, who currently represents Congressional District 30 in the Florida House, has announced her candidacy for Senate District 10, comprised of Seminole and parts of Orange County.

Goff-Marcil avoids an election race against Rep. Anna V. Eskamani in a Democratic primary for a House seat after redistricting plans to consolidate districts 30 and 47, of which the two Representatives currently serve, respectively. Eskamani was quoted as stating that she has spoken with Goff-Marcil and expected “everything to work out.”

Goff-Marcil’s run for the District 10 Senate position pits her against Sen. Jason Brodeur, who won a high-profile race himself in 2020.

“The people of Central Florida deserve to be represented by someone who will fight for the things that matter to everyday people in our community: good-paying jobs, expanding access to health care, fully funding public schools, affordable workforce housing, and protecting and preserving our natural resources for generations to come,” said Goff-Marcil. “Central Florida has been my home for my whole life. I care deeply about making sure our community has a voice in Tallahassee so that working families, small business owners, and everyday people are being represented.”

Goff-Marcil currently serves on the Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, the State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Redistricting Committee, and plans to campaign on the advocating of small businesses and education funding.

“I am ready to continue fighting for clean water, small businesses, and supporting public education in Tallahassee,” said Goff-Marcil.

Amid redistricting efforts, Goff-Marcil’s Congressional District 30 is planned to be split up into five independent voting regions, creating a set of interesting voting patterns in the area that remains among Florida’s most competitive.

As the 2022 Legislative Session comes to a close in the state’s capital, election season is kicking into warp speed. In the past, Goff-Marcil has received endorsements from notable lawmakers like Nikki Fried and Stephanie Murphy, while also being the candidate of choice of the Orlando Sentinal.

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