State Rep. Ramon Alexander, a Tallahassee Democrat, has endorsed Mayor Andrew Gillum‘s bid for governor.
The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported the endorsement Thursday.
Alexander mentioned Gillum’s “grassroots and coalition-building abilities for ‘generating excitement’ for the Democratic base.”
“Mayor Gillum has my full support and I will do everything in my ability to support his candidacy as he moves forward,” he told the paper.
This is Alexander’s first term in the House, representing District 8, which includes parts of Leon County and Gadsden County.
Gillum formally announced his candidacy Wednesday, but FloridaPolitics.com first reported Tuesday that Gillum said he was running in a conference call with supporters.
Gillum is the first person to officially declare his candidacy for governor, followed by Orlando Democrat Chris King on Thursday. No Republican has yet formally announced.