Women’s March Florida Candidate Distinction

We are happy to inform you that your campaign has been given the Women's March Florida Candidate distinction. Thank you again for standing up the rights of women, families, and our communities in Florida and committing your campaign to our Unity Principles.

Progressive Change Campaign Committee Champion

Our 2018 Champions across the country are committed to solving big problems affecting their communities.

Senator Bernie Sanders

US Senator - Vermont

"Today I had the opportunity to meet with Senator Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders is a champion for all these values, as am I. I’m truly honored to receive his endorsement and I will continue to fight for ALL working families – regardless race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability – to ensure that we don’t reserve the American Dream for only a select few or allow it fade away.”

Democratic Veterans Caucus of Florida

"By your interest in our organization, your willingness to learn about veteran issues, and your affirmation that you will work for the benefit of veterans upon your election, you have shown yourself to be a true friend of veterans."

AFSCME Florida

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

"We are proud to endorse candidates who support working families and are dedicated to making our communities better. Dr. Mangold has committed to fighting for well-funded schools, affordable healthcare, and affordable housing. He has demonstrated that he will be an effective champion for the workers we represent, our families, and our communities, and that is why AFSCME Florida is endorsing Dr. Lee Mangold for House District 28."

United Faculty of Florida at UCF

"Because of your work and support of labor, teachers, and quality education for our students, the United Faculty of Florida at UCF is proud to endorse you as our candidate for Florida House District 28."

LEAP Forward

LEAP Forward seeks to find and promote candidates for office who understand that gun violence is a political problem that must be solved politically, and who know that when it comes to gun safety, voters deserve a clearly stated position.

Senator Victor Torres

Florida Senate District 15

"I am proud to announce my endorsement of Dr. Lee Mangold for Florida House of Representatives, District 28. Over the last year, I have seen Lee build a grassroots campaign with the support of his community. He is deeply connected to Seminole County—he grew up there, went to the local public schools, and started his family and his business there. He understands the needs of his community and is the best choice to represent them in the state legislature. Lee will be a leader and a fighter for the people of District 28!"

FL Planned Parenthood PAC

"You have been a strong supporter of reproductive health and we know you will continue to be a dedicated advocate."

Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida

"Thank you for stepping up to run for Florida House District 28 and for representing our progressive values."

Win Back Your State

Martin O'Malley's Political Action Committee

"Lee is a champion for public education, a sustainable environment, and working families across the state of Florida. With a background in business, cybersecurity, and education, Lee has the experience to be a true voice for his community. He is the kind of leader Florida needs and who I’m confident will serve the best interests of the people of District 28."

Florida AFL-CIO

The Florida AFL-CIO is one of 50 state federations of the national AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations). We are part of a long and proud tradition, one that has existed since the earliest days of our nation and has worked tirelessly to build a more just society based on social and economic fairness, a reverence for human rights and a commitment to the American dream.

Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith

Florida House District 49

"The reason I decided I wanted to jump on to Lee’s team and very proudly say that I was supporting his race and his campaign is not only because he’s such a passionate advocate for the issues we care about, it wasn’t only because like me – and like many of you – he has a major problem with the Florida Legislature spending $67M on the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas School Safety Act to train and arm teachers and faculty in our public schools, but I’m also supporting Lee because he has a very strong campaign, he has a community of support, I’m impressed even by the fact we have such a great great community turnout here in the district he’s running in, but also I’m supporting Lee Mangold because I know that he can win!"

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Representative John Cortes

Florida House District 43

"I am proud to endorse Lee for State Representative, District 28. He is a proven leader who will always put his district first while serving in Tallahassee."

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Representative Amy Mercado

Florida House District 48

"It’s my pleasure to endorse Lee Mangold for State Representative for District 28. He is an advocate for strong public education, affordable healthcare, strong environmental controls, and legislation that puts the people first in this state.

Lee is a trusted leader who will represent his district and the State of Florida with honor and integrity in Tallahassee.”"

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Matt Morgan

Longwood City Commissioner, Former WWE Superstar

"It is my absolute honor, to endorse Lee Mangold for Florida House 28. Lee is Exactly what both Central Florida and more importantly, Tallahassee need at the moment in my opinion, and would be a great representative for both!

This man has a tireless work ethic and one of the very few that is a non-career politician. Lee is an “every man” simply looking to represent EVERYONE! That’s what drew me to Lee the most; he is a family man simply looking to do what he can to help his fellow neighbor by representing them on a much larger scale. He’s not the type to play the game of using political office simply as “ another wrung on the ladder.” He feels that he can do what he has previously done, on a larger scale, and I admire that greatly in a candidate! It’s what makes him more relatable than pretty much anybody else out there in my opinion.

I also admire the fact that Lee wants to put more money behind our education programs, realizing the same thing that I have for years: we are only as strong as our youth coming down the pipeline! Our job is to make sure we do everything possible to give these children all the tools necessary and opportunities, to be the best versions of themselves that they can be, because guess who our future leaders of tomorrow are going to be? Lee understands that, and subscribes to that same theory as its a very big part of his platform!”

It’s my pleasure to endorse Lee Mangold for State Representative for District 28. He is an advocate for strong public education, affordable healthcare, strong environmental controls, and legislation that puts the people first in this state.

Lee is a trusted leader who will represent his district and the State of Florida with honor and integrity in Tallahassee."

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Run For Something

Progressive Political Action Committee 

"Run for Something helps recruit and support young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future — the folks we support now could be possible members of the House, Senate, and maybe even President one day. We aim to lower the barriers to entry for these candidates by helping them with seed money, organization building, and access to trainings needed to be successful."


Working Families Party

Progressive Political Party

“We are proud to support Lee Mangold for the Florida State House. Lee is the type of leader who will fight for the issues that matter most to working families in Tallahassee – quality public education, affordable access to healthcare and building renewable sustainable energy,” Ari Kamen, political strategist for Working Families Party, stated in a news release issued by the Mangold campaign. “Lee will be a powerful force for working families in the state House, and we enthusiastically support him.”







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