Sigman launches campaign to fight powerful special interests in Tallahassee
Local labor and employment law attorney and small business owner Patricia Sigman has filed to run for Florida State Senate District 9.
“For too long, the agenda in Tallahassee has been set by the well-connected insiders who fund the campaigns of the politicians they know will do their bidding. I’m running to change that because our future depends on ending the grip of the special interests in Tallahassee,” declared Patricia Sigman.
“It’s time we focus on the values we share to come together and unite for change in our state government. We need leaders loyal to the people and leaders who understand that ‘public service’ means serving the public, not serving themselves. I will always put our working families, our people, and our small business owners first because Central Floridians deserve a State Senator whose priorities are fully funding public education, protecting and preserving our environmental treasures for generations to come, instituting commonsense gun violence prevention reforms like universal background checks, and making healthcare more affordable.”
The campaign will receive support from the Florida Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, better known as Senate Victory. Under the direction of Senate Democratic Leader Designate Gary Farmer, Senate Victory is the political and fundraising organization of the Senate Democratic caucus that is dedicated to winning campaigns in Florida.
“Patricia Sigman has spent her career standing up to the most powerful interests Florida,” stated Senate Democratic Leader Designate Gary Farmer. “In the Senate, I know that Patricia’s unflinching dedication to upholding the values of fairness and equality mean that she will always put the needs of working families first. I’m proud to support her campaign and look forward to welcoming her to the caucus in 2020!”
An open seat due to term limits, State Senate District 9 encompasses all of Seminole County and a portion of western Volusia County. A true swing district, former Democratic Senator Bill Nelson received 49.9% of the vote in the 2018 election. As one of the top battleground districts in Florida, Senate Victory is committed to flipping this district blue in 2020.
Patricia Sigman is a Board Certified Labor and Employment attorney, a Certified Mediator, a community volunteer, a small-business owner, a voting-rights advocate, and a mother. Patricia grew up in Florida, and received her BA from UCLA before returning to Florida to earn her JD from Stetson University College of Law, where she graduated #1 in her law school class. Over 26 years ago, Patricia started a small business in Seminole County, Sigman & Sigman PA, with her husband Phil, who was born and raised here in Central Florida. Patricia has fought against some of the most powerful interests in Florida on behalf of whistleblowers who were fired for doing the right thing, victims of sexual harassment, workers fired due to their age, race, or sex, and employees whose big employers who refused to pay what they promised. Patricia has also helped small business facing legal battles. She has been named Orlando Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” and “Lawyer of the Year” for Individuals in Employment Law in Orlando Magazine. A community volunteer, Patricia served as President of the Lake Mary High School Band Boosters Association, and she has led Florida Democratic Party’s voter protection efforts in Seminole County for 15 years. Patricia lives in Longwood with her husband of 30 years, Phil Sigman. Patricia and Phil have lived in their Longwood home for over 20 years and have three adult children who were all educated in the local Seminole County Public Schools.