Citing her strong commitment to finding real solutions for Florida’s affordable housing crisis, former Florida Lieutenant Governor nominee Chris King has endorsed Patricia Sigman for Senate District 9.
“Even before the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, working families across our state, but especially here in Central Florida, have faced a crisis when it comes to finding affordable housing,” declared former Florida Lieutenant Governor nominee Chris King. “Big problems demand courageous actions from our leaders. Patricia Sigman has shown that she is dedicated to working with experts, listening to the needs of our communities, and fighting for real solutions to address these issues. That’s why she has my endorsement for Florida Senate District 9.”
Since announcing her campaign for Senate District 9, Patricia Sigman has generated incredible momentum for her campaign with strong and steady fundraising, the endorsement of Senate Democratic Leader Designate Gary Farmer and the support of Senate Victory, and the endorsements of former Education Commission Betty Castor, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Democratic Attorney General nominee Sean Shaw, former Florida CFO Alex Sink, and Ruth’s List Florida.
“As we address the new realities we all now face, we must listen to the voice of leaders like Chris King who have worked tirelessly to confront the biggest issues facing our state,” stated Patricia Sigman. “As the next State Senator from District 9, I am committed to fighting to fully fund the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund every year, looking for innovative ways to focus on urban renewal that generate affordable housing from our existing infrastructure, and to ensure that our policies mandate smart growth that limit sprawl and respect our environmental boundaries. I could not be more proud to partner with Chris King on solving the affordable housing crisis in Florida.”
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.