I am happy to announce that I am running as a Democrat for the US House of Representatives in Florida’s 15th Congressional District. I need your help! Like Dr. Kathryn Allen, Candidate for UT, 3rd Congressional District, primary (2018), I am running against a 4-term Republican Congressman that also sits on the House Oversight Committee. Rep Dennis Ross (R) represents Florida's 15th Congressional District and I have filed to run against Ross in 2018, but we need to generate serious financial support.
The new FL-15 is made up of parts of eastern Hillsborough County, western Polk County, and Lake County and is 77.2% White, 17.4% Hispanic, 13.7% Black, 2.5% Asian, and 0.5% Native American. According to Ballotpedia, in 2012, the district voted 38.6% Dem and 40.2% Rep. Although Florida District 15 is rated Republican +6, my supporters and I believe we can swing this district blue with your support.
I am registered with the FEC (http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/710/201703039050596710/201703039050596710.pdf) and the Florida Department of State (http://dos.elections.myflorida.com/candidates/CanDetail.asp?account=69701).
We've setup our Crowdpac page (https://www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/193083/15th-congressional-district-primary-2018) and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GregPilkingtonforUSCongress/) and you can learn more about my background and positions there.
I really hope we can develop a relationship to reach Democratic followers to earn their support.
Upcoming events I will be attending and hope to meet you at:
17-19 March - 2017 Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida Conference, Tampa
20 March Hillsborough Democratic Executive Committee (DEC), Tampa
21 March Lakeland Democratic Action Committee, Lakeland
25 March “Building More Effective Clubs”, Winterhaven
26 March Lakeland Indivisible Huddle, Lakeland
26 March United for Action, Lake Ashton
28-30 March Leadership Lake Wales, Tallahassee
If you would like for me to come and speak to your club or group, please contact me via the coordinates below.
We are in the process of building out our campaign organization. The Campaign Manager will be named in the coming days and we are still looking to fill the following positions – Social Media Director, Communications Director, Political Director, Finance Director/Treasurer, CPA/Deputy Treasurer, Legal Counsel, Scheduler, and Volunteer Coordinator. If you know someone that would be interested that may fit one of these roles, please contact us at PilkingtonforCongress@gmail.com.
Crowdpac page: https://www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/193083/15th-congressional-district-primary-2018
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GregPilkingtonforUSCongress