Senators Oscar Braynon, Linda Stewart, Perry Thurston, and Victor Torres are today endorsing Patricia Sigman for State Senate District 9.
“Access to affordable healthcare should be a right for every Floridian, especially in light of the current crisis we are facing,” said Senator Oscar Braynon. “Patricia Sigman has my endorsement because she will do all that is possible to expand Medicaid and expand access to healthcare for Florida’s working families.”
“We need more women in office who will fight for our public schools, work to protect and preserve our environment, and pass common sense gun safety reforms,” stated Senator Linda Stewart. “I’m proud to endorse Patricia Sigman and look forward to having another strong fighter on behalf of Central Florida families in the Senate.”
“The people of Florida deserve free and fair elections that guarantee their voices are heard at the ballot box,” declared Senator Perry Thurston. “I’m endorsing Patricia Sigman because her work as a voter protection attorney gives her the unique perspective we need in the Florida Senate as we move into redistricting next year.”
“Throughout her career as a labor and employment law attorney, Patricia Sigman has always stood up for Florida’s workers,” added Senator Victor Torres. “I’m excited to endorse her and to have another powerful advocate for working Floridians in the Senate.”
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, EMILY’s List, Ruth’s List Florida, SEIU Florida, and Sierra Club Florida. Patricia Sigman has also been awarded the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction.
“It is incredibly gratifying to receive the support of my future colleagues in the Florida Senate,” stated Patricia Sigman. “Each of these Senators are proven leaders in their communities who have dedicated themselves to service that serves the public, not the powerful. I am excited to work with them to advance our shared ideals of better public schools, increased access to healthcare, and preserving our environment for generations to come.”
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.