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PACE Endorsements for the 2018 Mid-Term Elections Results
NASW’s Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee is registered as a political action committee at the federal and state levels. PACE is a non-partisan organization that makes its decisions based on a combination of voting records, candidate statements and other factors. NASW-FL PACE is run by a volunteer leadership team comprised of NASW members from across the State. The following lists NASW-FL’s endorsements for the 2018 General Election. The Federal endorsements for congress from Florida are found on the National website
www.socialworkers.org .


Social Workers in Local Races

Katharine Campbell, City Commissioner - Wilton Manors - Lost
Nancy Makar, Hernando County Commissioner District 4 - Lost
Cheryl McDougall, County School Board District 2 - Brevard County - Won
Mitch Rosenwald, City Commissioner - Oakland Park - Lost
Karen Perez, Hillsborough County School Board, District 6 - Won
Laura Dortch Edler, Escambia County School Board, District 3 - Won
Katherine Wilborn, Melbourne Beach Town Commissioner at Large - Lost 

State Wide Races

Andrew Gillum (D) - Governor - Lost
Sean Shaw (D) - Attorney General - Lost​

Florida Senate

Aaron Bean (R) - District 4 - Won
Kayser Enneking (D) District 8 - Lost
Melissa Martin (D) District 14 - Lost
Amanda Murphy (D) District 16 - Lost
Janet Cruz (D) District 18 - Won
Gayle Herrell (R) District 25 - Won
Annette Taddeo (D) District 40 - Won​

Florida House

Tracye Polson (D) - District 15 (Social Worker) - Lost
Jason Haeseler (D) - District 21 - Lost
Lee Mangold (D) - District 28 - Lost
Anna Eskamani (D) - District 47 - Won
Amy Mercado (D) - District 48 - Won
Carlos Guillermo Smith (D) - District 49 - Won
Pamela Dirschka (D) - District 50 - Lost
Phil Moore (D) - District 53 - Lost
Debra Bellanti (D) District 60 - Lost
Fentrice Driskell (D) District 63 - Won
Jennifer Webb (D) District 69 - Won
Tracy Pratt (D) District 71 - Lost
Margaret Good (D) District 72 - Won
Liv Coleman (D) District 73 - Lost
Emma Collum (D) District 93 - Lost
Cindy Sofia Polo (D) District 103 - Won
Javier Fernandez (D) District 114 - Won
Jeffrey Solomon (D) District 115 - Lost
Holly Raschein (R) District 120 - Won


National Races

Senate Seat


Bill Nelson - Senate - Lost

Congressional Seats

Mary Barzee-Flores (District 25) - Lost
Kristen Carlson (District 15) - Lost
Kathy Castor (District 14) - Won
Lois Frankel (District 21) - Won
Alcee Hastings (District 20) - Won
Yvonne Hayes-Hinson (District 3) - Lost
Chris Hunter (District 12) - Lost
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (District 26) - Won
Donna Shalala (District 27) - Won
David Shapiro (District 16) - Lost
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (District 23) - Won
Frederica Wilson (District 24) - Won
Jennifer Zimmerman (District 1) - Lost
Sanjay Patel (District 8) - Lost
Darren Soto (District 9) - Won


Thank You for voting!


The PACE Committee, along with representatives from each of our 18 local units,  is made up of the following tack forces. 

PACE Board
PACE Fund Raising Task Force

POLITICAL ACTION FOR CANDIDATE ELECTION (PACE) COMMITTEE