The Electoral Working group engages in electoral organizing to support socialist candidates, legislation, and ballot initiatives at all levels. We also work collaboratively to develop socialist policy proposals. We are building our skills, networks, and electoral ground game to be a force to be reckoned with in Tampa politics!

Current Projects

Richie Floyd Campaign — 2021 Campaign for St. Pete City Council

Tampa DSA is supporting Pinellas DSA’s work in helping elect Richie Floyd to St. Pete City Council.

Tampa DSA, along with national DSA and multiple Florida DSA chapters, has endorsed Richie Floyd in his race for St. Pete City Council District 8.

You can learn more about Richie Floyd’s campaign here. Feel free to contact us, or Richie Floyd directly, if you’d like to get involved in helping elect a democratic socialist and labor activist to City Council in St. Petersburg!

The Peoples Platform
We are developing a local democratic socialist platform in issue areas of housing, education, criminal justice, transportation, and climate change. This will be used as a benchmark for our endorsements of local candidates. It will be a way spread the word about just, sustainable, democratic, and common-sense ways to beat back the greed and cruelty of the capitalist system right here in the Tampa Bay.

Past Campaigns and Endorsements

  • DSA for Bernie, 2020
  • Amendment 2-Florida’s $15 Minimum Wage Initiative, 2020
  • Jessica Vaughn for Hillsborough County School Board District 3, 2020
  • Doug Rivero for Soil & Water Conversation (Hillsborough County), 2020
  • Amendment 4- Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative, 2018
  • Sky U. White for Hillsborough County Commission District 7, 2018
  • Ahmad Saadaldin for Florida House District 58, 2017

Get Involved!

Look for upcoming events, plug in to our working group meetings (typically on the 4th Weds of the Month– see events page for details), join our Discord server, and get in touch with us at tbdsa.electoral@gmail.com to let us know interests, ideas, and skills you have to share to build democratic socialism!