Former Florida Chief Financial Officer, and 2010 Democratic candidate for Governor, Alex Sink today has endorsed Patricia Sigman for Senate District 9.
“Floridians deserve public servants who are dedicated to serving the public, not the special interests,” stated former Florida CFO Alex Sink. “I’m endorsing Patricia Sigman for Senate District 9 because I know she will always put the people over the powerful in Tallahassee.”
The endorsement of former CFO Alex Sink adds to the outpouring of support Patricia Sigman has received since launching her campaign in January, including raising over $115,000 in her first month as a candidate and receiving the endorsement of Ruth’s List Florida as she seeks to flip Senate District 9 blue this fall.
“I am incredibly grateful to receive the endorsement of former CFO Alex Sink,” declared Patricia Sigman. “Throughout her career, Alex has been a tireless advocate on behalf of working families in our state and has always fought to put the needs of the people first. I look forward to working with her as we continue to build our movement to unite for change in Tallahassee!”
An open seat due to term limits, State Senate District 9 encompasses all of Seminole County and a portion of western Volusia County. As the fastest changing red-to-blue State Senate district in Florida, Democratic performance increased at the top of the ticket by five points from the 2016 to 2018 election. Senate Victory sees this district as poised to flip and is committed to Patricia’s election 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 businesses 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 the 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.