LGBTQ+ Dems Endorse Val Demings, Aramis Ayala, Ryan Morales, Annette Taddeo, Maxwell Alejandro Frost


Nikki Fried Receives 65% of Vote for Gubernatorial Endorsement, Does Not Reach Threshold for Official Endorsement

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – At Without You We Lose, the 2022 Summer Conference of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus, and on the same weekend of the Florida Republican Sunshine Summit across the county, caucus membership voted on its next round of cabinet, congressional, and state legislative endorsements. The caucus bylaws require a 2/3 vote of members present and casting a vote for an endorsement to be approved.

After the voting process, membership voted to make the following endorsements:


  • Congresswoman Val Demings – US Senate
  • Danielle Nicole Hawk – U.S. House, District 3
  • No Endorsement – U.S. House, District 8
  • Maxwell Alejandro Frost – U.S. House, District 10
  • Andrea Doria Kale – Congress, District 17
  • Annette Taddeo – Congress District 27
  • Robert Asencio – Congress District 28


  • Aramis Ayala – Attorney General
  • Ryan Morales – Commissioner of Agriculture


  • Curtis John Tucker – State House, District 85


  • Nikki Fried – 65.8%
  • Charlie Crist – 34.2%
  • 66.6% Required, No Endorsement Made

Congressional District 23
The caucus membership voted to co-endorse in the CD-23 race:

  • Ben Sorensen
  • Jared Moskowitz

Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement on the Caucus’ endorsements:

“There was a clear contrast of visions in Broward County this weekend. While Republicans promote despicable culture wars and ignore the skyrocketing cost of living in Florida, the candidates we endorsed today will fight for LGBTQ+ equality and focus on the pocketbook economic issues that will improve the lives of all Floridians.”

Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Campaign Director Dave Cutler highlighted the Caucus’s commitment to winning:

“We endorse candidates who believe in full equality for LGBTQ+ Floridians, and these candidates demonstrate that commitment. Our community is energized, and our members are ready to work as hard as we can to ensure equality champions win in August and November. With LGBTQ+ lives at stake, none of us can afford to sit on the sidelines.”

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