About

The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus represents the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer  community to the Florida Democratic Party. We are a statewide organization with 21 local chapters around the state, from Miami to Jacksonville to Pensacola – and most major metropolitan areas in between.

Our strength lies in the size of our organization and the ability of our local chapters and their individual members to stand up for equal rights, support candidates who support our community, and lobby for legislation and policies that recognize and strengthen our community.

The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus is chartered by the Florida Democratic Party and many of our members currently serve on Democratic Executive Committees across the state.

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Our Vision

Our Vision Statement says it best: The Caucus is “a voice that seeks to instill awareness of the freedoms of a democratic society, educate future leaders, support the community at large, and maintain an ongoing rapport and increasing viability with political entities.”

Working with local, state and national partners provides us with an even greater reach and influence in the political arena. Florida is the largest “swing state” in the country, and our mission is to regain the Democratic majority we held just a few years ago. To do that we need YOU!


Our Method

We work to achieve our mission in four ways: Educate. Advocate. Support. Elect.

  • Promote the ideals of the Democratic Party.
  • Cultivate and campaign for candidates from the LGBTQ+ community and those who support our community.
  • Lobby for legislation and policies that recognize and strengthen our community.

Officers

The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus is led by a Board of Directors consisting of elected officers, at-large directors, appointed leadership, and regional directors. Officers and regional directors are elected by the membership. At-large directors are appointed by the President. Vacancies may be filled by appointment.

Stephen Gaskill
Stephen Gaskill
President
Delray Beach
(he/him/his)
Nik Harris
Nik Harris
Vice President
Fort Lauderdale
(she/her/hers)

Ricki Bauman
Secretary
Tampa
(she/her/hers)

Beth McMillen
Treasurer
West Melbourne
(she/her/hers)

Directors

Campaign Director: Susan McGrath (Pinellas)
Communications Director: Phillip Perry (Duval)
Conference and Special Events Director: Vacant
Diversity and Inclusion Director: Mary Ann Shea (Sarasota)
Financial Resources Development Director: Vacant
Legislative Director: Nathan Bruemmer (Pinellas)
LGBTQ Veterans Director: Eddie De La Vega
Membership and Chartering Director: Sally Phillips (Hillsborough)

Regional Directors

Region 1:
Regional Director: Jeff Nall, Escambia
Deputy Director: Mark Gillman, Escambia
 
Region 2:
Regional Director: Joshua Hicks, Duval
Deputy Director: Clifton Roby, Volusia
Alternate Director: Susanne Raines, Volusia
 
Region 3:
Regional Director: Nathan Sharp, Citrus
Deputy Director: Jocelyn Dickman, Pasco
Alternate Director: Jay Chetney, Pinellas
 
Region 4:
Regional Director: Brandon Nelson, Orange
Deputy Director: Eleanor McDonough, Osceola
Alternate Director: Robin Witt, Orange
 
Region 5:
Regional Director: Ercilia Albistu, Hillsborogh
Deputy Directer: Jack Raines, Polk
Alternate Director: Peter Horstman, Hillsborough
 
Region 6:
Regional Director: Joe Agostine, Sarasota
Deputy Director: Peter Ryan Imhoff, Sarasota
Alternate Director: Willie Middleton, Lee
 
Region 7:
Regional Director: Kevin Muth, Palm Beach
Deputy Director: Raphael Gutierrez, Palm Beach
Alternate Director: Rolando Barrero, Palm Beach
 
Region 8:
Regional Director: Michael Albetta, Broward
Deputy Director: Carvelle Estriplet, Broward
Alternate Director: John Lazar, Broward
 
Region 9:
Regional Director: Javier Estevez, Miami-Dade
Deputy Director: Miriam Lopez, Miami-Dade
Alternate Director: Joe Falk, Miami-Dade