Dr. Lee Mangold, Democrat, Running for State Representative for District 28

Dr. Lee V. Mangold
Lee Mangold for Florida House 28
(321) 710 – 7417
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2019
Dr. Lee Mangold, Democrat, Running for State Representative for District 28

Casselberry, FL: On Wednesday evening, Dr. Lee Mangold gathered family, friends and staff to announce his candidacy for State Representative in District 28, in Seminole County, Fl.

“I am excited to announce that I will continue the fight we started in 2018 – to send Democratic representation to our state capitol for House District 28.  Last time, we were outspent over 5-to-1 and still came within 2% of victory, proving our District is ready for change. We have a long road ahead but I’m truly appreciative of the early outpouring of support I’ve received. 2020 will be the year that we put leadership in Tallahassee that works for you, the people of our district. Together, with your help, we will clean up the mess left behind by years of reckless leadership working for special interests, instead of the citizens of our district.” In 2018, Dr. Mangold faced off against Representative David Smith as the first Democrat to challenge the District 28 seat in 10 years. With over 75,000 votes cast in the midterm election, Dr. Mangold missed the opportunity to flip the seat by under 2,000 votes. With solid name recognition in the District, the 37-year-old Central Florida native looks forward to continuing to expand community outreach and support on his path to flipping District 28 in 2020.

Dr. Mangold plans to focus on addressing the concerns of District 28 constituents, especially regarding education, health care, environmental protections, and equal rights. While witnessing the 2019 legislative session progress, Dr. Mangold noted that Representative Smith continually voted against the values and concerns of the citizens in his district. As he spoke before a crowd of 60 supporters, Dr. Mangold vowed that his campaign would be “focused on progress for all.”

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More About Dr. Lee Mangold
Dr. Lee Mangold is a 38-year-old Central Florida native. Prior to starting his own small Central Florida-based cybersecurity company, Lee worked as a government contractor developing training systems and cybersecurity technologies for the Army, Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, and other government agencies. He earned his Doctorate in Computer and Information Security at Northcentral University, and he is an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida. As an active member of his community, Lee manages a local non-profit that supports local food pantry programs and a second non-profit that prepares students for careers in STEM. Lee looks forward to using his voice to advocate for community, public education, affordable healthcare, and a better economy for Seminole County.