Andrew Gillum was born in Miami where his mother drove a school bus and his father was a construction worker. He was the first in his family to graduate college and he went on to become the youngest person in history elected to the Tallahassee City Commission, before later becoming Mayor. As Mayor, Andrew developed a thriving economy, beat the gun lobby in court to protect common sense reform and stood up to President Trump and Governor Rick Scott to defend immigrants.
Under Andrew's leadership, Tallahassee advanced workforce training for underrepresented workers as one of only 50 cities in the nation included in President Obama's TechHire program. Andrew also helped lower violent crime in the City by more than 10 percent through increased investments in community policing, re-entry programs and an expansion of social service funding. Mayor Gillum is running for Governor to bring progressive solutions to Florida. He lives with his wife R. Jai and their three children in Tallahassee.