BY LOUIS C. WARD
ORLANDO – The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF) held elections for executive officers at its 40th Annual Conference and Gala May 19 through 21st at the Rosen Centre on International Drive in Orlando, Florida.
DBCF President Trevor Mallory and DBCF Treasurer Jill Lewis –Dags were re-elected. Newly elected executive officers were Christina Forrest, 1st Vice President; Tim Ayers, 2nd Vice President; and Dr. Casmore Shaw, Recording Secretary.
“We thank the members of our 27 local DBCF chapters for electing us to lead one of the major Black political organizations in the State of Florida”, said President Mallory.
“We know we have major issues that need to be resolved to improve the quality of life, not only for Black Floridians, but all Floridians”, emphasized President Mallory.
“We have a team of skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced officers who are strategically planning to increase voter participation, elect more Democrats to the legislature, keep the pressure on our authoritarian Governor DeSantis and his Republican controlled state legislature, and ultimately defeat him and eliminate his campaign for the presidency in 2024”. President Mallory reiterated.
President Mallory said, “Your DBCF executive leadership has a vision to work with the Florida Democratic Party and partner with other organizations, as we just did with the NAACP’s Travel Advisory for the State of Florida initiative.”
“Look for us to be more aggressive in our public appearances, speaking truth to power”, concluded President Mallory. “We understand we need all of our local chapters to be on the same page, working together to meet our stated goals and initiatives.”