Andy Thomson Brings in Another $88k in March

homson launches new PC to bolster fundraising effort

I’m honored by the support received so far. Our message is resonating and we are seeing support for the campaign grow both financially and through endorsements.”
— Andy Thomson, Democrat from Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, April 8, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Andy Thomson, Democrat from Boca Raton, continues to show fundraising prowess in his campaign for District 91 of the Florida House of Representatives.

In March 2022, Thomson will report raising $28,000 into his campaign account, loaning $30,000 into his campaign account, and raising another $30,000 into the newly launched Running with Andy Thomson Political Committee. This will bring the total for March to $88,000.

To date, Thomson has brought in a total of $158,000 since filing for office in February.

“I’m honored by the support received so far. Our message is resonating and we are seeing support for the campaign grow both financially and through endorsements. Voters are looking for a problem solver and consensus builder to focus on solutions that move our State forward. I am ready to take on that charge,” said Thomson.

Andy’s strong support goes beyond just fundraising. He has secured the endorsement of fourteen elected officials, including current House District 91 Representative Emily Slosberg-King.

Andy was elected to the Boca Raton City Council during a special election in August 2018 and was re-elected without opposition in March 2020.

Andy currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Boca Raton Community Redevelopment Agency that governs Boca’s downtown. He also serves on the governing board of the Palm Beach Transportation Authority.

Before his election to the city council, Andy served on the Palm Beach County Transportation Planning Agency’s Citizens Advisory Committee, Vice-Chair, City of Boca Raton Education Task Force, and as a member of the City of Boca Raton Community Advisory Panel.

Andy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech, where he played on the Ramblin’ Wreck football team. He received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. He practices law with the Boca Raton law firm of Baritz & Colman LLP, where he helps resolve business disputes. In addition, Andy is an adjunct professor at FAU, teaching local and state government. He met his wife Joanna during their first day of class at the University of Miami, and they have been together ever since. They were married in 2009 and are raising their five young children in Boca Raton. Andy coaches his kids in baseball, basketball, football, and soccer.

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Andy Thomson’s campaign for HD 91 gets sign-on from more than a dozen leaders

Two months into his campaign to represent House District 91, Boca Raton City Councilor Andy Thomson is amassing a who’s who of endorsements among area Democratic leaders.

In addition to adding support from retiring incumbent in HD 91, Emily Slosberg-King, Thomson has now received the endorsements of current Senators, Palm Beach County’s constitutional officers, and even a Broward County Commissioner, who is a former state Representative, now running for Congress.

Palm Beach County Mayor Robert Weinroth, who also served on the Boca Raton City Council, lauded Thomson’s ability to recognize what’s important to his constituents.

“Andy has demonstrated a keen awareness of the needs of our community,” Weinroth said, according to a release from Thomson’s campaign. “He isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and participate in making our city shine!”

Thomson, a business litigator with Boca Raton law firm Baritz & Colman LLP, was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in a Special Election in 2018 and was re-elected without opposition two years later.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of so many elected officials who I have had the privilege of working with over the years,” said Thomson, who is running under the Democratic Party banner. “Together, we can move our local community and the state of Florida forward in a positive, inclusive direction.”

Dave Aronberg, Palm Beach County State Attorney, called Thomson, “a problem solver.”

“He knows how to bring people together and works hard to keep our community safe,” Aronberg said. “Andy is the leader we need fighting for us.”

Other endorsements announced Thursday are:

— Democratic Sstate Sens. Tina Polsky of Senate District 29, which includes parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties; Lori Berman, of Palm Beach County’s Senate District 31; and Shevrin Jones, of Senate District 35, which includes parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

— Democratic state Reps. Joe Casello of Palm Beach County’s House District 90 and Jervonte “Tae” Edmonds of Palm Beach County’s House District 88.

— Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon and Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller Joe Abruzzo.

— Palm Beach County Commissioners Mack Bernard and Melissa McKinlay.

— Palm Beach County School Board Chair Frank Barbieri.

— Broward County Commissioner Jared Moskowitz, a former state Democratic Representative and former director of the state’s Division of Emergency Management, now running to represent Florida’s 22nd Congressional District.

Rep. Slosberg-King endorsed Thomson as soon as he announced his candidacy for House District 91. She said she was proud to support Thomson, according to Thursday’s news release.

“I have worked closely with Andy Thomson over the years to help tackle some of our District’s most pressing issues,” she said. “Andy knows this district, has served it well on the Boca Raton City Council and will be a staunch advocate for our seniors, families and residents.”

His chief rival is Highland Beach Commissioner Peggy Gossett-Seidman, who is running as a Republican.

Article Link: Andy Thomson’s campaign for HD 91 gets sign-on from more than a dozen leaders
Author: Anne Geggis

Boca Raton City Council Member files for Emily Slosberg-King’s HD 91 seat

Andy Thomson also has the outgoing Representative’s endorsement.

The day after Rep. Emily Slosberg-King announced she would not seek a fourth term representing House District 91, a Boca Raton City Council member announced he has filed to run for the seat.

Andy Thomson, a business litigation lawyer, won his first campaign in a 2018 Special Election and was subsequently re-elected without opposition to the Boca Raton City Council in 2020.

“We need legislators focused on solving problems,” Thomson said, according to a news release from his campaign. “I’m a collaborator and have a record of bringing people together to make a difference.”

The entire city of Boca Raton elects its Council members on a nonpartisan basis. Tuesday, however, Thomson announced he’s a Democrat and has the endorsement of the outgoing Representative.

Slosberg-King said she is “proud” to endorse Thomson for the seat.

“I have worked closely with Andy Thomson over the years to help tackle some of our district’s most pressing issues,” Slosberg-King said, according to Thomson’s news release. “Andy knows this district, has served it well on the Boca Raton City Council and will be a staunch advocate for our seniors, families and residents.”

Thomson’s announcement calls him a “product” of Boca Raton. Thomson’s parents met at Florida Atlantic University, which is based in Boca, in 1967.

HD 91 currently covers parts of Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. The likely redistricting plan shows HD 91 extending further west and drawing in parts of Boca Raton and parts of unincorporated Boca. The new district does not extend as far north as it does now.

According to Matthew Isbell of MCI Maps, although the district loses some of its Democratic edge, it will remain Democrat-leaning.

Voters in the new HD 91 went for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential contest 52% to Donald Trump’s 47%. That compares to the 59% Biden earned in Slosberg-King’s current district. Voters in the new HD 91 also favored Andrew Gillum over Ron DeSantis 53%-46% in the 2018 gubernatorial contest.

Thomson said he wants to continue serving his community.

“My record of managing a multimillion-dollar budget, reducing taxes, protecting our environment, supporting small businesses, and standing up for Boca Raton families and first responders gives me the experience we need in the Florida Legislature,” Thomson said.

Article Link: Boca Raton City Council Member files for Emily Slosberg-King’s HD 91 seat
Author: Anne Geggis