May 22, 2020
Tallahassee, Fla. – Last weekend, the Florida Democratic Party held its district-level delegate elections for the Democratic National Convention. The election was held for the first time electronically.
11,976 Democratic voters participated in electing Florida's 143 district-level delegates and 13 district-level alternates that will represent the Sunshine State at the Democratic National Convention. The convention is planned to be held the week of August 17 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This is an increase from the party’s 2016 delegate election that saw 9,076 Democrats vote.
District-level delegates to the national convention are allocated by congressional district. For presidential candidates to receive delegates they need to receive 15 percent or more in that congressional district.
Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, praised all the candidates for running:
“Thank you to all of our wonderful candidates for taking part in this delegate election, and congratulations to the winners who are going to represent Florida at the Democratic National Convention in August.
Rizzo also stated that this election shows democracy can work during a pandemic:
“The Florida Democratic Party showed our state leaders and the country that despite the dark times created by this pandemic, the bright light of democracy can still shine through and every voter can be given a safe and accessibly opportunity to vote. A pandemic is no excuse to deny voters their rights and we expect Republicans to respect the electoral process and work with Democrats to implement a safe and fair general election this November.”
Florida’s District-Level Delegates and District-Level Alternates to the 2020 National Convention
Congressional District 12
Jocelyn Dickman, Pasco County
Judith “Judy” Noel, Pasco County
Carl Zimmermann, Pinellas County
Paolo “Pao” Olanda, Pasco County
Elise Mysels, Pasco County
Congressional District 13
DC Ramsay “Ramsay” McLauchlan
George “Albert Doyle” Thurlow
Michael “Mike” Fox