Musician Jimmy Buffett endorses Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham ahead of the primary

Buffett with the Grahams during Graham's successful 2014 campaign for Congress. Credit: Graham campaign.
Buffett with the Grahams during Graham’s successful 2014 campaign for Congress. Credit: Graham campaign.

The Graham campaign has announced Monday morning that Florida icon and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett endorsed the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor and will play an Aug. 23 Get Out the Vote Rally in South Florida.

“Like her Dad, Gwen will put the interests of everyday Floridians first,” Buffett said in a statement. “She’ll protect our precious natural environment, ensure we have strong public schools and affordable health care.”

Graham said in the statement that the legendary musician has worked with her family for “years to preserve Florida’s natural treasures.”

“It’s been too long since we have had a governor for all the people,” Buffett said. “For that reason, I am supporting my friend, Democrat Gwen Graham, for governor and I encourage y’all to do the same.”

More details will be released about Buffett’s Get Out the Vote Rally – which happens five days before the Aug. 28 primary election.

CD Davidson-Hiers
CD Davidson-Hiers is a 2017 summa cum laude graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Creative Writing and French. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key honors societies, and has received multiple writing awards for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Prior to joining the Florida Phoenix, CD worked at the Tallahassee Democrat and has bylines in Tallahassee Magazine. She is a native of Pensacola and currently lives in Tallahassee with her tabby cat, Faulkner.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here