Former state Sen. Arthenia Joyner, a political and civil rights icon in the Tampa Bay area, is backing U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist for Governor in 2022.
Joyner announced her endorsement ahead of the Hillsborough County Democratic Party’s Kennedy-King Gala. Joyner represented Tampa Bay for 10 years in the state legislature, and was the first Black woman to serve as the Florida Senate Minority Leader.
“Again and again, Charlie Crist has stood in defense of our God-given rights of equality, freedom and human dignity. I am proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with him once again,” Joyner said in a statement.
– Kelly Hayes, Florida Politics