Lake Wales activist, Catherine Price, today proudly announces her candidacy for Florida Senate District 26.
“Tallahassee seems to be broken and our state is in desperate need of better political leadership. We need legislators who are educated, experienced, and committed to working for the people, rather than puppeting for powerful special interests,” Price declared.
Catherine price is a native Floridian from Lake Wales where she and her husband, David Price, have raised their son Stefan. Price is running for elected office for the first time because she is concerned that Tallahassee legislators have abandoned the principles of good democracy.
“I cannot sit this one out in good conscious,” Price stated. “We are at a critical juncture in Florida and in the world where we can choose to work together to solve the issues we face, or we can continue down the path of increased chaos and infighting.”
Catherine Price has spent the bulk of her professional life helping people get access to affordable healthcare. In 2004, she successfully organized a half-cent ballot initiative which currently generates $36M annually for indigent health care in Polk County. Price also served as Chairwoman of the Polk County Healthcare Alliance from 2007 to 2010.
“Too many hardworking people in Florida don’t have healthcare because they either don’t have access or it’s just too expensive. I’ve spent a lot of time advocating for affordable healthcare in Tallahassee and DC, and I can tell you that too many of these politicians just don’t get it.”
Catherine also has a passion for the environment. She plans to make increasing utilization of solar energy in Florida a priority and her campaign theme is, “For the future – Let’s put the sun back in the Sunshine State.”
Republicans have edged out Democrats in each of the last four general elections in this district. But in 2018, a year where Democrats are hopeful that national momentum will help them win in unlikely districts, Senate District 26 is absolutely in play.