Congressional hopeful Gwen Graham announced that she qualified by petition, with more than 4,500 signatures submitted to put her name on the November ballot.
Qualifying by petition for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District means the candidate must obtain at least one percent of the total registration numbers of 453,392 registered voters (or 4,534 signatures). The candidate then avoids paying the mandated $10,440 charge for inclusion on the ballot.
The Tallahassee Democrat’s campaign calls the petition milestone evidence of support for her “independent, results-oriented values.”
“I am so humbled by the outpouring of support our campaign has received – this is an early but important signal demonstrating our grassroots strength across the district,” Graham said .
“From volunteers knocking on doors to neighbors talking to neighbors, our campaign is continuing to gain incredible momentum thanks to thousands of North Florida residents who share our commitment to putting problem solving over politics in order to break the gridlock in Washington.”
Graham, daughter of former governor and Sen. Bob Graham is challenging Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland for the region covering Tallahassee and Panama City, as well as the eastern part of the Florida Panhandle.