FLORIDA DISTRICT 10
One of the greatest Human Rights advocates in history was Mahatma Gandhi. The Indian humanitarian stated, “The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members.” District 10 is a large area of contradictions ranging from having some of the most affluent members of Orange County to people who are living in third world conditions. How do we handle this in the world’s most “visited county?”
First, we need a Congressperson who understands the issues as well as the significant logistics of the district to national development. That is, the congressional advocate must be well read, informed and able to analyze and conceptualize vast amounts of material in short periods of time. Congressional leadership is not an internship or learn on the job activity. It is a position that you must be ready for. Preparation comes from long hours of educational development, professional managerial exercises, and being tough to fight aggressively for the people that you represent.
District 10 covers 516 square miles with a population of 900,000. It is a diverse community that is comprised of 38.7% White, 28% Black, 24.9% Hispanic and 5.1% Asian. In addition, the district also has a large and vibrant Muslim community as well as a growing African population. Within this context the medium household income level of the residents is $56,000 with many being professionals, entrepreneurs, and blue-collar workers. District 10 deserves to have a person who can seriously represent this demographic.