Senators Lauren Boom, Janet Cruz, Kevin Rader, and Annette Taddeo are today endorsing Patricia Sigman for State Senate District 9.
“Increasing access to quality, affordable healthcare and protecting a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions are top priorities for the Democratic Caucus,” said Senator Lauren Book. “I’m endorsing Patricia Sigman because she is a proven fighter for women and all Floridians who will work to expand Medicaid and protect reproductive rights.”
“The future of Florida is contingent on our commitment to fully funding public education and stopping the giveaways of tax dollars to corporate schools,” stated Senator Janet Cruz. “Patricia Sigman will be a warrior for our students, parents, and education professionals and I look forward to standing with her in the fight for public education in the Senate.”
“Protecting Florida’s environment and finding real solutions to dealing with climate change are vital to the economic well-being of our state,” declared Senator Kevin Rader. “I’m proud to support Patricia Sigman because she will ensure Floridians continue to have clean water by banning fracking and making green energy a top priority.”
“As a fellow small business owner, Patricia Sigman knows the challenges that come with making payroll and what it takes to be successful,” added Senator Annette Taddeo. “We need more people with that real world experience in the Florida Senate and I cannot wait to have Patricia on the frontlines as our state recovers from this pandemic.”
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, as well as Senators Oscar Braynon, Linda Stewart, Perry Thurston, and Victor Torres. Patricia has also been endorsed by former Education Commissioner Betty Castor, former Democratic Lieutenant Governor nominee Chris King, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, former Democratic Attorney General nominee Sean Shaw, former Florida CFO Alex Sink, former Orlando Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy and his wife Kim, the Florida AFL-CIO, Florida Conservation Voters, Equality Florida Action PAC, EMILY’s List, Ruth’s List Florida, SEIU Florida, and Sierra Club Florida. Additionally, Patricia is endorsed by the Orlando Sentinel for the Democratic Primary and has received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense candidate distinction.
“Especially during this crisis, I am continually inspired by the tireless work the members of the Senate Democratic Caucus do on behalf of Floridians,” stated Patricia Sigman. “When we stand up for our values and put people first, there is no limit to what we can accomplish for the people of our state. I am honored to have earned the support of my future colleagues in the Senate and I am ready to get to work on day one to build a brighter future for all Floridians.”
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.