Bottom line: What will it take to win elections in November 2018?
Hosted by: Fired Up Pinellas, Co-hosts: Indivisible FL-13 and Women's March FL - Pinellas/St. Pete.
A discussion about the challenges of winning elections, the current political landscape, the inside scoop on the challenges of running a campaign and getting out the vote with Q & A follow up.
Bottom line: What will it take to win in November 2018?
Ana Cruz - Political Strategist: According to FloridaPolitics.com, Ana is one of the top political players in the state of Florida. Recently named to INFLUENCE Magazine’s list of the 100 most powerful people in Florida politics, she has been Executive Director of the Florida Democratic Party, District Director for U.S. Senator Bill Nelson: a legislative aide to former state Representative Bob Henriquez; Deputy Finance Director for the Al Gore campaign in Florida in 2000, spokesperson for Hillary for Florida and campaign manager for Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Kimberly Fernandez and Katherine Caitlin’s races, among many others.
She’s been seen frequently during election time as a political analyst for Bay News 9. In 2016, Cruz was named to the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. Cruz managed Floridian Partner’s Central Florida office in Ybor City since 2011. She is currently managing partner for the Tampa office of Ballard Partners. Read more about Ana Cruz here:http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/politics/connections/analyst-ana-cruz.html
Jennifer Webb, Candidate: FL State Rep District 69 – Jenn knows the challenges of running a political campaign. After earning her Masters from University of South Florida, Jennifer taught faculty members how to conduct research with the community and how to teach hands-on classes that help Bay area residents. As the Director of Community Partnerships, Jennifer built projects that bring together business, the university, non-profits, and residents to create stronger communities. Through these projects, she worked to reduce violence and increase employment, to eliminate hunger, to bring justice to victims of crime and abuse of power, to assist student veterans and military members, and to support high quality public schools and the children who attend them.
Jennifer is now a small business owner in the private sector. Yet, she still brings together different sectors to solve some of our most pressing problems. She is currently focused on finding solutions to transportation/traffic, affordable housing, and community health. Read Jennifer's bio here: http://electjenniferwebb.com/when-where/