Pam Keith (D-FL-18)

Pam Keith, an attorney and former Naval officer, is running for Congress to represent Florida in the 18th Congressional district. She is facing one opponent, Lauren Baer in the Democratic primaries on August 28, 2018. If she wins the primary, she will Republican incumbent Brian Mast, a strong supporter of the NRA and President Trump.

Background and Achievements

Pam Keith has lived all over the world due to her father’s work in the Navy and the foreign service. She graduated from University of California, Davis, and then obtained her JD from Boston College School of Law. Afterwards, she pursued a career in the Navy, like her father. She has served as Defense Counsel as well as Staff Judge Advocate in different locations. She left the Navy in 1999 to work at a variety of law firms before settling down in Florida. She previously ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida, but lost her Democratic primary bid. Now, she is running again to represent Florida in Congress. If elected, Pam Keith would be a strong advocate for civil rights and, as an African American, would help to fight the under-representation of women of color in Congress.

Positions on Key Issues

  • Supports LGBTQ rights
  • Advocates for women’s and civil rights
  • Supports raising minimum wage
  • Advocates for clean and renewable energy
  • Supports criminal justice reform
  • Favors gun policy reform and banning assault weapons

Prospects & Opponents

If she wins her primary, Pam will run against incumbent Republican Brian Mast. Brian is incredibly conservative and extreme supporter of the second amendment, one of the most important issues to Floridians in this upcoming election. He has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and is a major supporter of Donald Trump, voting with him 93% of the time. The district, currently rated Lean Republican, is not an impossible feat for Pam. We have dual endorsed Pam and her opponent, Lauren Baer, in their August primary.

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