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Andrew Gillum Bio, Biography, Age, Spouse (R. Jai Gillum), Children, Parents, Net Worth, Florida

4th November 2018, Ron DeSantis defeats Andrew Gillum in the 2018 Florida gubernatorial election

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Andrew Gillum Bio

Andrew D. Gillum was born on 26 July 1979. He is an American politician serving his first term as Mayor of Tallahassee since 2014. Gillum became the youngest person ever elected to the Tallahassee City Commission in February 2003 at the age of 23 years.
Andrew Gillum Personal details
Born July 26, 1979 (age 39) in Miami, Florida, U.S.
Age 39 Years old as of 2018
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jai Howard (m. 2009)
Children Caroline Gillum-Daughter, Davis Allen Gillum – Son and Jackson Gillum -Son.
Parents His parents are Charles, his father and Frances Gillum, his mother
Education Florida A&M University (BA)
Hometown Gainesville, Florida
Net Worth $334,200, according to his financial disclosure

Mayor of Tallahassee

Incumbent
Assumed office 21 November 2014
Preceded by John Marks

Andrew Gillum Biography

Andrew D. Gillum was born on 26 July 1979. He is an American politician serving his first term as Mayor of Tallahassee since 2014. Gillum became the youngest person ever elected to the Tallahassee City Commission in February 2003 at the age of 23 years.

His parents are Charles, his father and Frances Gillum, his mother a construction worker and school bus driver, respectively. Gillum is the fifth born in the family. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1998 and was recognized by the Gainesville Sun as one of the city’s “Persons of the Year.” He then moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU).

Andrew Gillum Family

On May 24, 2009, he married R. Jai Howard; a fellow FAMU graduate. Gillum and wife have three children: Caroline GillumDavis Allen Gillum and Jackson Gillum.

Andrew Gillum Democrat Gubernatorial Primaries of Florida

On August 28, 2018, Gillum became the Florida Democratic Party’s nominee for Governor of Florida when he unexpectedly won the Democratic primary election over a field of 5 other candidates including former congresswoman Gwen Graham, 34-31%.

Andrew Gillum Losses Florida Gubernatorial Seat

He faced off the Republican Ron DeSantis in the Midterm election on 5th November 2018 for the Florida Gubernatorial Seat. He, however, fell short with a narrow margin of 1 % (Votes99% reporting; 49.7%-4,052,118 for Ron DeSantis and 49% 3,996,679 for Andrew Gillum)

Win or lose, the race was set to end where it all began.

On the same Florida college campus where Andrew Gillum’s political career began as a student body president 17 years ago, the popular Tallahassee mayor and improbable candidate for governor conceded defeat to Republican Ron DeSantis late on Tuesday night.

“We may not have all shown up in the way that we thought and hoped that we would,” Gillum told a dejected crowd of supporters, “but I still believe in and trust the voters”.

Andrew Gillum  Wife, R. Jai Gillum

Jai Howard is a former Texas A&M University alumni having specialized as a dentist. She became a member of the inaugural class of Florida Gubernatorial Fellows.

Andrew Gillum and wife R. Jai Gillum
Andrew Gillum and wife R. Jai Gillum

R. Jai Gillum worked for state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, who was running to become Florida’s first female Governor in 2010  losing to Scott by a 1% margin. In May 2009, R. Jai married Andrew Gillum, a Tallahassee City Commissioner who in 2003 became was the youngest person ever elected to that position.

Asked about her name in an interview in 2003 she said; “My first name is Rashada, and Jai is my middle name, My parents were professors at Jackson State (University, in Mississippi). My dad named me Rashada after my father’s first student to get her Ph.D., a woman who was terminally ill.”

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