Tallahassee City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow announced on Monday night via his Twitter account that he is a candidate for the Chair of the Florida Democratic Party.
The position is now open after Manny Diaz announced his resignation following a dismal performance by Democrats in statewide races.
Matlow tweeted, “In 2022, President Biden had one of the most successful democratic midterms in decades. Unfortunately, in Florida we trended in a different direction. Too many people stayed home. We didn’t have the infrastructure in place to win.”
Matlow made the case for his candidacy by noting his humble upbringing and his recent election victory.
Matlow tweeted “I was raised by a single mother of four kids in poverty in North Florida. I started my businesses in Florida, and I’m raising my family right here in the State Capital.”
Matlow also wrote, “In my last Commission race, Republicans and big special interests spent over half of a million dollars to stop the momentum of grassroots, people-powered Democrats in Tallahassee. We fought back, organized at the neighborhood level and put together a coalition that can win.”
Matlow won re-election to the Tallahassee City Commission in August over orthopedic surgeon David Bellamy.
Matlow concluded his tweet by writing, , “Working together, Democrats can support their local DECs and lay the framework needed to win statewide. It’s an exciting day for the Democratic Party. This is just the beginning and I humbly submit my name for consideration as Florida Democratic Party chair.”