Ashley Marie Rhodes-Courter filed as a Democrat on Thursday for what can only be described in David-and-Goliath terms, that is if David had a little sister. Latvala can bring to bear hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of campaign dollars into the race, while Rhodes-Courter appears to be a political newcomer.
That said, Rhodes-Courter brings an interesting biography to this race. In 2008, Simon and Schuster published her memoir, “Three Little Words” which quickly became a New York Times bestseller. The book has received many national and local awards, and is currently being used in classrooms all across the country.
Rhodes-Courter also hosted a television program called “Explore Adoption” which was produced by the State of Florida to raise the public’s awareness of foster children in need of loving and permanent homes. The segment won an Emmy in 2009.
As for Rhodes-Courter’s politics, not much is available other than she is tireless advocate for adoption.
Of course, this could all be for naught. She only filed on Thursday, not qualified. Let’s see what happens today.