EMILY’s List has today endorsed Patricia Sigman for State Senate District 9.
EMILY’s List is the largest organization in America dedicated to electing progressive, pro-choice women to political office. Over the last 35 years, EMILY’s List has helped to elect thousands of women at all levels of government throughout the country.
“Patricia has practiced employment law in Seminole County for 26 years. She has received numerous accolades as a lawyer and has been an active volunteer in her community,” said Geri Prado, Vice President of State and Local Campaigns at EMILY’s List. “Patricia has successfully led voter protection efforts and has the background to fix Florida’s broken unemployment system, along with improving health care, preventing gun violence, and protecting Florida’s unique environment. EMILY’s List is excited to support her campaign for 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 Commissioner Betty Castor, former Democratic Lieutenant Governor nominee Chris King, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Democratic Attorney General nominee Sean Shaw, former Florida CFO Alex Sink, former Orlando Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy and his wife Kim, Equality Florida Action PAC, Ruth’s List Florida, and Sierra Club Florida.
“No organization in America has done more to advance the role of women in government than EMILY’s List,” stated Patricia Sigman. “Their support of our campaign is another example of the incredible enthusiasm and excitement our movement to unite for change is generating. I am proud to have their endorsement and am looking forward to flipping Senate District 9 blue this fall!”
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.