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Joe Gruters (GOP) will compete for the District 23 Florida State Senate seat in November 2020 with Robert Kaplan (NPA) and Emily Katherine Norman (DEM). Robert Samuel Kaplan (independent) is running for election to the Florida State Senate to represent District 23. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. Robert Samuel Kaplan was an independent candidate for District 74 of the Florida House of Representatives in 2018 and 2014. Robert Kaplan was a 2016 write-in candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Florida, there were 9,301,000 total votes counted, all of the write in candidates totaled 160 votes, LOL.
Marketing professional Emily Katherine Norman became the first Democrat to throw her hat in the ring to challenge Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, in Senate District 23. Running on a message of transparency and environmental action, she hopes before November to boost the level of public engagement voters have with elected officials. “I want to share information before bad decisions are made so we are not all suffering the bad repercussions of government,” Norman said. “For too long, we have been responding to poor decision-making.” Norman grew up in Sarasota before attending college at New York University. After time in New York City and later Orlando, she moved back to Sarasota about seven years ago and is raising two sons here. The 30-year-old is running for office for the first time, but has been active in the Sarasota County Democratic Environmental Caucus. Joe Gruters, for his part, took some umbrage at a challenge built on the environment, noting funding he secured for a Red Tide Institute working out of Mote Marine Laboratory and a bill he carried this year increasing fines on sewage spills. “As a fourth-generation Sarasotan, I place an extremely high value on the environment and water quality and I will continue to fight for water issues,” Joe Gruters said. “I welcome Emily Norman into the race and I take her very seriously but I hope she comes in a distant second.”
photo credits Emily Katherine Norman (DEM) Facebook pages, etc.
Emily Katherine Norman's Florida Voter Registration
Emily Katherine Norman (age 30) is listed at 3256 Duncan Ave Sarasota, Fl 34239 and is affiliated with the Democratic Party. She is a white, non hispanic female registered to vote in Sarasota County, Florida. Registration Date: 01/24/2008 Senate District: 23
photo credit Emily Katherine Norman Sarasota County Clerk office .
When running for Public Office every candidates background should and will be scrutinized. Emily Katherine Norman (DEM) has multiple driving charges and tickets in Sarasota with a "Careless Driving" charge including an Expired Registration in Oct 2019 and the "Reckless Driving With Alcohol a Significant Facto" in the White Buffalo Saloon parking lot in May 2015 (initially a DUI Charge) that resulted in her being handcuffed and taken to jail and then doing 12 months of probation and paying a $896 fine. Emily Katherine Norman (DEM) is running for State Senate District 23 Seat in Nov 2020, she was charged with DUI on May 22nd 2015 in the White Buffalo Saloon parking lot. Judge Judy Goldman accepted Emily Katherine Norman's plea to a lesser charge of Reckless Driving than the initial DUI charge. Judge Judy Goldman withheld adjudication of guilt but gave Emily Katherine Norman 12 months probation. See Emily Katherine Norman (DEM) booking mugshot photo and DUI initial charge CLICK HERE.
photo credit MUGSHOTS.COM May 2015
Emily Katherine Norman (DEM) has multiple websites where she is either running for office in Florida or modeling bikini swimsuits on the beach and what looks like a side business selling health care products online. Emily Katherine Norman (DEM) politician, environmentalist and bikini model. Democrat Katherine Norman boasts support from 90 For 90 and the local Democratic environmental caucus, "this is about getting Joe Biden elected and flipping the Florida House and Senate Blue." After reviewing the troubling history of Emily Katherine Norman (DEM) in Sarasota Fl, it is my opinion that she is unfit to represent the people of the State of Florida in any capacity. Emily Katherine Norman (DEM) should withdraw from the Nov 2020 race for Florida State Senate District 23.
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