We Want you on the Board of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus!

Regional Director Elections Are Virtual on Saturday, January 14

The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus is powered by people like you — so be sure you’re a part of it! We’re visible and active across the state and our regional teams are a key source of strength for the grassroots work we do on behalf of Florida’s LGBTQ+ community. We want you to get involved and run for a Regional office!

Our regional teams consist of the Regional Director**, Deputy Director and Alternate Director. They sit on our Board and participate in our meetings, help set the priorities for the Caucus, and determine our legislative, communications and electoral focus. This is a two-year term.

Elections for Regional Officers will be held via Zoom on Saturday, January 14. Here’s what you need to know to qualify:

You must be a member of the Caucus to run. (Become a member HERE.)
You must reside in the region you’re running to represent.
You must be available to participate in our monthly Board meetings the 4th Wednesday of every month at 8pm ET.

The schedule for the regional elections is below. You can declare your intent to run at the meeting if you meet the above qualifications, but you must register in advance.

Regional Election Schedule
Saturday, January 14, 2023

Region 1 (Bay, Calhoun, Columbia, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Leon, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington)
10:30am ET / 9:30am CT
Register HERE

Region 2 (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union, and Volusia)
11:00am ET
Register HERE

Region 3 (Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sumter)
11:30am ET
Register HERE

Region 4 (Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole)
12:30p ET
Register HERE

Region 5 (Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, and Polk)
1:00pm ET
Register HERE

Region 6 (Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, and Sarasota)
1:30pm ET
Register HERE

Region 7 (Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie)
2:00pm ET
Register HERE

Region 8 (Broward)
2:30pm ET
Register HERE

Region 9 (Miami-Dade and Monroe)
3:00pm ET
Register HERE

THANK YOU for your interest in supporting the LGBTQ+ community through the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus. We are already planning for 2024, when we’ll reelect President Biden, defeat Sen. Rick Scott and Republican Members of Congress, and win municipal races and school board seats. It’s a big job and we really need you.

Also, plan ahead for our Winter Conference, to be held February 24-26 in Orlando. We’ll elect our officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) for the next two years at this conference. Look for more info shortly but put it on your calendar!

Here’s to a successful 2023 —

Stephen Gaskill

Ricki Bauman

** The Regional Director holds the voting position. If the Regional Director cannot vote the Deputy Director does. The Alternate Director holds the vote if the Regional Director and Deputy Director cannot.

From our Bylaws:

“The Regional Directors shall organize chapters in selected counties in their regions, shall coordinate Caucus activities within each region, shall maintain close collaboration with county Democratic Executive Committees, and shall represent the President, at his or her request, in functions and meetings within the region.”