About

Who We Are

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus represents the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to the Florida Democratic Party. We are a statewide organization, with more than a dozen local chapters around the state, from Tallahassee to Jacksonville to Key West – and most major metropolitan areas in between. Our strength lies in the size of our organization and the ability of our local chapters and their individual members to stand up for equal rights, support candidates who support our community, and lobby for legislation and policies that recognize and strengthen our community.

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus is chartered by the Florida Democratic Party and many of our members currently serve on Democratic Executive Committees across the state.

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Our Vision

Our Vision Statement says it best: The Caucus is “a voice that seeks to instill awareness of the freedoms of a democratic society, educate future leaders, support the community at large, and maintain an ongoing rapport and increasing viability with political entities.”

Working with local, state and national partners provides us with an even greater reach and influence in the political arena. Florida is the largest “swing state” in the country, and our mission is to regain the Democratic majority we held just a few years ago. To do that we need YOU!


Our Method

We work to achieve our mission in four ways: Educate. Advocate. Support. Elect.

  • Promote the ideals of the Democratic Party.
  • Cultivate and campaign for candidates from the LGBTA community and those who support our community.
  • Lobby for legislation and policies that recognize and strengthen our community.

Officers

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus is led by a Board of Directors consisting of elected officers, at-large directors, appointed leadership, and regional directors. Officers and regional directors are elected by the membership. At-large directors are appointed by the President. Vacancies may be filled by appointment.

Terry Fleming
Terry Fleming
President
Gainesville
Sharon Janis
Sharon Janis
Vice President
St. Petersburg

Dave Cutler
Secretary
Tampa

Jason Stanford
Treasurer
Gainesville

Sally Phillips
Past President
Tampa

At-Large Directors

Ron Mills
Ron Mills
Campaign Director
Weston
Stephen Gaskill
Stephen Gaskill
Communications
Director
Delray Beach

Vacant
Fin. Resource
Development
Director

Elizabeth
McCarthy

Legislative
Director
Winter Park

Sally Phillips
Membership and
Chartering
Director
Tampa

Appointed Leadership


Vacant
Historian
Rick Boylan
Rick Boylan
Parliamentarian
St. Pete Beach

Vacant
Sergeant
at Arms

Regional Directors

Ron Helms
Ron Helms
Region 1 Director
Pensacola

Steven Hall
Region 1 Director
Alternate
Tallahassee
Jocelyn Dickman
Jocelyn Dickman
Region 2 Director
Lutz

Robert Dernus
Region 2 Director
St. Petersburg
Marissa Salas
Marissa Salas
Region 3 Director
Orlando

David Jones
Region 3 Director
Lake Wales

Jeff Rivera
Region 3 Director
St Cloud

Ercilia Albistu
Region 4 Director
Tampa

Candy Gale
Region 4 Director
Alternate
Tampa
Steve Ryan
Steve Ryan
Region 4 Director
Bradenton

Russell Patterson
Region 4 Director
Alternate
Tampa

Cynthia True
Region 5 Director
Palm Beach
Wayne Whitson
Wayne Whitson
Region 5 Director
West Palm Beach

Paulette Armstead
Region 6 Director
Deerfield Beach

Michael Albetta
Region 6 Director
Fort Lauderdale

David Altermatt
Region 6 Director
Alternate
Pompano Beach

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