Gallop Franklin first to file in HD 8 race after Ramon Alexander drops out

Gallop Franklin first to file in HD 8 race after Ramon Alexander drops out

Gallop Franklin II, a Tallahassee pharmacist and Florida A&M University (FAMU) professor, is the first candidate to file for the House District 8 race after Rep. Ramon Alexander dropped his re-election bid amid sexual harassment allegations.

HD 8 is one of Florida’s majority-Black districts, where Black residents make up over 50% of voters. It consists of all of Gadsden County and portions of Tallahassee and Leon County. The last contested race for the seat was in 2016, where Alexander won in a four-way contest.

Franklin, who was born and raised in Tallahassee, was FAMU student body president from 2009-2011. He is also a former FAMU board of trustees member, former vice-chair for the Florida...

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