Jul 2014
Today I pledged to reject the wasteful Congressional perks being exploited by those in Washington. Rather than ending the squabbling that has prevented any progress, this do-nothing Congress is more concerned with protecting the taxpayer-funded perks they receive just for getting elected. When our Congress, including Congressman Southerland, is more concerned with a gym discount than the welfare of our people, change is needed. I will be a watchdog of our tax dollars against... Read More →
Jul 2014
Excited to release our two new TV ads today! Both ads highlight my commitment to bringing the North Florida Way of cooperation and problem solving to Washington to end the gridlock that is hurting all people of this community. There is no room for squabbling in North Florida, why should there be in Congress? Watch the ads here:   Boats:   Results: Thanks for your support, Gwen Read More →
Today I had the honor of having lunch with local civil rights leaders in the Tallahassee area to mark the passage of the Civil Rights Act (CRA) which was signed into law fifty years ago today by President Lyndon Johnson. We met at Olean’s Cafe near FAMU’s campus and had a very important discussion about the effects of the CRA at the local level and the work that is left to be done in the community.    It was so humbling to hear stories about Tallahassee’s history of change... Read More →
In a letter that has been hand-delivered to Congressman Southerland’s Panama City campaign headquarters, I have urged Congressman Southerland to participate in a series of debates so North Florida residents can learn directly from both candidates about the differences in our values, records, and beliefs.  There’s a clear contrast in this race between Congressman Southerland’s Washington politics and the North Florida approach of compromise and problem-solving I’m running... Read More →
It was an eventful couple of days on the campaign trail this past weekend. On Friday night my husband Steve and I attended the 100 Black Men of Tallahassee Annual Black Tie Gala. The Gala was a great example of people working together for the betterment of our youth. Highlighted by six different scholarships for graduates of our local high schools, 100 Black Men of Tallahassee is constantly striving to uplift the community by positively affecting the lives of our children and their futures.... Read More →
This past Saturday was one of the most exciting days of the campaign yet. We opened up our new Tallahassee office and it was amazing to see new and old friends there. With a crowd of over 150 in attendance, the event was standing-room only,and all around me I could feel the excitement for our campaign. After being able to speak with supporters about issues facing them, or just to share fond memories, it came time to start the program. North Florida Field Director Jenn Whitcomb began by... Read More →
Jun 2014
Today is the day – we are up on TV with our first ad titled “The North Florida Way” in which I call for a new approach in Congress. You have been with me since the beginning and I wanted to make sure you had the chance to see it first! I am working hard everyday to spread our message of more problem solving and less partisanship in Congress, but I need your help.  Please watch our ad and pitch in $5 to keep us up on air! While we are excited to be releasing our first ad,... Read More →
For Immediate Release June 4, 2014 Contact: Eric Conrad, Communications Director | (904) 504-4318 Gwen Graham Congratulates Gulf Fisherman on Local Management Victory Tallahassee, Fla. – Gwen Graham congratulated local fisherman on their victory after Congress voted in opposition to an amendment for this year’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Bill sponsored by Representative Steve Southerland that would have limited local fishermen’s ability to use... Read More →
This past Memorial Day weekend I had the pleasure of joining Captain Billy Archer and his deckhand Jimmy Lee as a crewmember aboard the Seminole Wind charter fishing boat for my 11th workday. We started this beautiful and clear day in Panama City with Captain Archer walking us through the entire process of owning and operating a charter fishing boat. Leaving from St. Andrew’s Marina at eight in the morning, our fishing trip began with one of the most necessary steps: catching bait. Captain... Read More →
For Immediate Release May 21, 2014 Contact: Eric Conrad, Communications Director Gwen Graham Calls for Action to Combat Veterans Affairs Crisis Tallahassee, FL — Today, in response to President Obama’s remarks on the Veterans Affairs backlog crisis, Gwen Graham released the following statement: “It is despicable and wholly unacceptable for any of our veterans to be denied the care they need when they need it. These are heroes, many of whom served in some of the... Read More →
May 2014
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Last week and again today, Congressman Steve Southerland sent out an email about what he considers North Florida values. Unfortunately, Congressman Southerland and his Tea Party friends don’t seem to know what North Florida values really are. We here in North Florida roll up our sleeves when the going gets tough and work together to find solutions for issues facing our community. Sadly, time after time, Southerland has chosen partisanship over the people of North Florida. It is... Read More →
Over the weekend I got to spend time with some great friends from the Bay county area, old and new. From the first day of my campaign last year, I’ve made it my goal to visit as much of the district as possible but Saturday’s office opening in Panama City was more like a homecoming. We had a great crowd of over sixty people at the event and the office was brimming with excitement. When it finally came time to start the program, we had to take the party outside just so we could all fit. Our... Read More →
May 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2014 Contact: Eric Conrad, Communications Director | (904) 504-4318 Gwen Graham Calls for Congressional Leadership with New Economic Plan North Florida values like supporting the middle class, equal pay for women and helping local businesses create jobs highlighted Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Gwen Graham announced her economic plan to help grow our economy for middle class families, with a focus on values that matter to North Floridians... Read More →
May 2014
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I’m in!

Just a bit ago I signed the final forms needed to officially qualify for this race. We’ve been working hard for the last year to give middle class families in North Florida an independent voice that will stand up for their values. Today makes everything official. For too long, partisan interests have played games with the lives of the people in this district. It’s time to change that.Thanks for all of your hard work. On to November! - Gwen Read More →
For Immediate Release: April 10th, 2014 Julia Gill Woodward, Campaign Manager 850-559-8914 TALLAHASSEE, FL — After spending her 10th workday on patrol with the Gretna Police Department, Gwen Graham released a statement slamming Congressman Steve Southerland’s vote today for the short-sighted Ryan budget — a budget that makes drastic cuts to grants vital to North Florida’s police departments and raises taxes on the middle class all to pay for more tax... Read More →
For Immediate Release: April 8th, 2014 Julia Gill Woodward, Campaign Manager 850-559-8914   TALLAHASSEE, FL  – Following the Senate’s bipartisan passage of emergency unemployment insurance, today Gwen Graham issued the following statement urging Congressman Southerland to take up this critical measure in the House:   “This is exactly the kind of thing North Floridians can’t stand about Washington’s out of touch priorities. The same Congressman Steve... Read More →
For Immediate Release: April 3, 2014 Julia Gill Woodward, Campaign Manager 850-559-8914 TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today Gwen Graham announced that her campaign has qualified by petition for the ballot.  In an early sign of the campaign’s strong grassroots strength across the district, more than 4,500 individual North Florida residents have submitted a petition endorsing Gwen’s campaign to bring North Florida’s independent, results-oriented values back to Washington. “I am so... Read More →
On One-Year Anniversary of Graham Campaign, Washington Special Interests Rush to Defend Vulnerable Incumbent For Immediate Release: April 2, 2014 Julia Gill Woodward, Campaign Manager 850-559-8914 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In a message to campaign supporters and voters across North Florida, Gwen Graham reflected on the year that has passed since announcing her campaign for Congress on April 2, 2013. Graham shared some personal moments from the past year, but wrote that... Read More →
Graham urges Republicans and Democrats to work together to responsibly reduce wasteful spending, protect North Florida seniors, students and businesses. For Immediate Release: April 2, 2014 Julia Gill Woodward, Campaign Manager 850-559-8914 TALLAHASSEE, FL – Following the announcement of the Republican Budget, Gwen Graham issued the following statement: “I am deeply committed to cutting Washington’s out of control spending – but this budget represents the wrong... Read More →
For Immediate Release: March 13th, 2014 Julia Gill Woodward, Campaign Manager 850-559-8914   TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, Gwen Graham issued the following statement of condolence on the passing of former Florida Governor Reubin Askew. “Today we remember the life and legacy of Governor Reubin Askew. He was a great statesman and public servant for the people of Florida.   Governor Askew showed Florida and America true leadership. He understood what it meant to put... Read More →