Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham today has endorsed Patricia Sigman for Senate District 9.
“It is vital that our elected officials have a history of upholding the highest ethical standards and of fighting on behalf of those they are trusted to serve,” stated former Congresswoman Gwen Graham. “I am proud to endorse Patricia Sigman because she has consistently stood on the side of the people against the most powerful interests in Florida and I know she will always put her constituents first in the Senate!”
The endorsement of former Congresswoman Gwen Graham continues the momentum that Patricia Sigman has generated 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 and former CFO Alex Sink as she works to flip Senate District 9 blue.
“Congresswoman Gwen Graham has been a steadfast advocate for protecting our environment, improving our public schools, and keeping our communities safe from gun violence,” declared Patricia Sigman. “It is an honor to have Gwen’s endorsement of our campaign to bring those same values to the state Senate on behalf of the people of District 9!”
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.