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Tallahassee Representative Chosen To Lead State House Democrats

Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander speaks during a legislative session, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla.
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Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander speaks during a legislative session, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla.

The Florida House Democratic Caucus has chosen Rep. Ramon Alexander (D-Tallahassee) as its chair for the 2022 and 2024 legislative sessions. In the new role, Alexander will be charged with raising money and recruiting candidates. He says he plans to hit the ground running ahead of the next election cycle.

"My primary focus will be on the 2022 election cycle right now," said Alexander. "Making sure that our candidates are prepared to communicate their message and that we have a coherent strategy going into that election cycle."

Alexander says he will be paying close attention to how the lines are drawn during this year’s redistributing cycle to make sure they follow the Fair Districts amendments passed in 2010. They are meant to allow for districts to be drawn without favoring one political party over another.

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Blaise Gainey is a Multimedia Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.