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Who We Are

Ruth's List Florida is fast becoming a political force in the state.
            -- Alex Sink, Former Florida CFO & Gubernatorial Candidate

Ruth's List Florida is dedicated to building a progressive Florida by recruiting and assisting pro-choice Democratic women to successfully run for public office in Tallahassee, in county commissions, in city councils, and in other key positions around Florida. Read More

Inspired and supported by EMILY’s List and top Democratic women leaders in Florida (see list of Advisory Council members, below), Ruth’s List was founded in April 2008. With EMILY’s List concentrating on electing progressive Democratic women to the U.S. Congress and other federal offices, Ruth’s List carries out the same mission for state and local offices in Florida.
We are making a real difference! Read what the candidates are saying about Ruth's List.

In its first year, Ruth’s List helped four Democratic women candidates win seats in the Legislature. In the 2010 election cycle, Ruth’s List continued its track record of success in an extremely difficult environment.  In August, every one of our endorsed candidates with a primary won their primary.  In November, Ruth's List training, coaching, and other assistance helped nearly all our high-priority candidates beat their opposition in voter turnout, despite the un-stoppable "red tide."


Who Is Ruth?

Ruth's List is named for Ruth Bryan Owen, the first woman elected to Congress from the South. Ruth successfully ran for office in 1928 and represented a swath of Florida that stretched from the Georgia line to Key West. Read More