2022 Legislative Candidates

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Danielle Hawk, U.S. House of Representatives, District 3

Danielle Hawk is running for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 3rd district. Danielle grew up in a suburb outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended college in South Florida at Palm Beach Atlantic University where she earned a degree in ministry and went on to obtain a Master of Arts in intercultural studies from Biola University. 

Danielle is a people person, which is evident with her success in the customer service industry, as well as in her long history of community service. Volunteering to make our community a better place is a priority to both her and her campaign. In her free time, you can catch Danielle in the garden, face down in a book, or hiking through the natural treasures of FL-03.

Learn more about her and where she stands on the issues at daniellehawk.com.

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Yvonne Hayes Hinson, FL House of Representatives, District 20

Representative Yvonne Hayes Hinson is a former educator, small-business owner and City Commissioner from Gainesville, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1971 and MA in Special Education in 1972. For more than 35 years, Yvonne served as a teacher, counselor, staffing specialist, assistant principal, and principal.

Hinson was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2020, representing District 20. Her district includes parts of both Alachua and Marion counties. She currently serves on the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee, State Affairs Committee, Government Operations Subcommittee, Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee, and State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee. Her legislative priorities include fully funding education, criminal justice reform, and environmental protection.

To learn more about Representative Hinson, visit yvonneforflorida.com.

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Rodney Long, Florida Senate, District 8

For over four decades, Rodney Long has served the Gainesville/Alachua County and North Central Florida community both civically and politically. In March 1988, he was elected Gainesville’s first single-member district commissioner and re-elected to a second term in March 1991. In May 1991, he was chosen by his colleagues to serve as Gainesville’s first district mayor-commissioner.

In November 2000, Rodney was elected to the Alachua County Commission and also served as President of the Florida Association of Counties for two terms. In May 2011, he was chosen by the National Association of Counties (NACo) to visit with President Obama at the White House to discuss issues facing the nation’s counties.

He is prepared to serve in the legislature and to address the critical issues facing District 8 and the State of Florida.

For more information and where he stands on the issues, visit his website at www.rodneylongsenatedistrict8.com