Why I’m Running

As a lifelong Alachua County resident and as an environmental engineer, I am running to protect our water and environment, provide good planning for climate change and growth, and to maintain our current infrastructure.

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Current and Former Board Positions:

  • Utility Advisory Board Member for City of Gainesville (current member and former Chair)
  • Alachua County Code Enforcement Board (engineer)
  • Alachua County Environmental Advisory Board (former Chair)
  • United Way of North Central Florida (board member)
  • Florida Defenders of the Environment (executive board member)
  • United States Green Building Council, Heart of Florida Chapter (President, LEED for Homes Chair)
  • Cultural Arts Coalition (board member)
  • NAACP Environmental Justice Committee Member
  • Sequential Artists Workshop (board member)

Through my work, experience, and education I have become an expert in sustainability, utility, housing, environmental and energy issues and I have been honored to serve on many local and state boards.

I am pleased to announce that I will be running a carbon-neutral campaign. Please consider this when making donations.

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In case you missed this, here is Ayesha Solomon and Yvonne Hinson putting everyone’s signs out! ...

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It's time to VOTE EARLY! Drop by any of the following locations between 9 am - 6 pm to cast your vote:

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office
515 N. Main St., Suite 100, Gainesville

Tower Road Branch Library
3020 SW 75th St., Gainesville

Millhopper Branch Library
3145 NW 43rd St., Gainesville

Legacy Park Multipurpose Center
15400 Peggy Road, Alachua

Orange Heights Baptist Church
16700 NE SR 26, Hawthorne

J. Wayne Reitz Union
655 Reitz Union Drive, Ground Floor of the Career Connections Center, University of Florida Campus, Gainesville

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Code Enforcement picked up all the signs from in front ov the SOE’s office. Ayesha Solomon dug them out of the dumpster by the Thomas Center and brought them back to the SOE’s. We sorted them by candidate, and on the direction of Kim Barton, put one sign for each candidate in either side of the drive - the extra signs are against the front of the building. Please tag your favorite politician to pick up their extra signs.

This is the epitome of being not just an awesome candidate but an awesome person. Thanks Ayesha!

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REMINDER: If you want to vote in the Florida Democratic Presidential Primary on March 17, you need to be registered to vote as a Democrat by tomorrow. Independents, Republicans and others are not allowed to vote as Democrats in Florida.


Helping out @FacultyFlorida at the Alachua County @laborcoalition today. Our Santa Fe College Adjuncts need help and representation! If you are an adjunct, please support your colleagues and get your ballot in the mail! #UnionsForAll

It’s sad to see the county has decided to decrease Grace’s funding. Grace has served as a lifeline & safety net for our most vulnerable citizens. Enough is enough. It’s time to do the right thing. The county should live up to its agreement & fully fund their share of Grace.

Andrew Caplan@AACaplan

City commissioners are asking county officials not to reduce funding for the local homeless shelter. https://www.gainesville.com/news/20190905/city-asks-county-to-equally-fund-grace-marketplace

I'm a 6th generation Floridian, born and raised in Alachua County, and environmental engineer running a #CarbonNeutral campaign for Alachua County Commission, District 1! 🏳️‍🌈 Please support my campaign below!


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