Gail Gottlieb, the Democratic Party's candidate for Florida’s 59th State House district, which includes Brandon, Riverview and Valrico, has received the endorsement of the Florida AFL-CIO.
“Gail has demonstrated her commitment to the well-being of America’s working people throughout her career,” Mike Williams, president of the Florida AFL-CIO, said. “At a time when too many Americans are unemployed, underemployed or are not earning enough to pay their bills and save for their future, Gail will be a strong advocate in Tallahassee for an economy in which workers have decent pay and benefits.”
“I am very pleased by the AFL-CIO’s endorsement because I am dedicated to bringing workers and business together in our community to build a vibrant, fair economy with a strong middle class,” Gottlieb said. “While the private sector is the principle engine of job creation and economic growth, as a Florida state representative I will support legislative measures that promote decent pay and benefits, safe and secure work, and opportunities for advancement for all of Florida’s 9.3 million workers and all of those who seek to enter the work force.”
Gottlieb has extensive experience not only working for organizations representing educators, laborers, first responders and victims of labor and sexual exploitation, but also in public policy and public service in Florida, Washington, D.C., and in the Peace Corps’ Small Business Development program.
An attorney who was raised in Brandon, she is committed to building a stronger economy for all Americans, improving standards and outcomes in education, and promoting higher ethical standards in Florida’s state government.
The Florida AFL-CIO has more than 500,000 members in the state.
Gottlieb will face Republican candidate Ross Spano of Riverview in the November general election.