Ben Marcus qualifies to appear on the 2020 ballot for Florida State House District 16
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jacalyn Crecelius
Phone: (904) 206-8483
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – June 8, 2020 – Ben Marcus qualified by fee to appear on the November 3, 2020 ballot as a Florida Democratic Party candidate for Florida State House District 16 today, Monday, June 8, 2020. This is the first time he has run for any elected office and thus first time on the ballot.
“We are incredibly excited to enter this next phase of the campaign,” candidate Marcus said. “It’s time for the district to be represented by someone in Tallahassee who’s actually interested in the job.”
Key issues highlighted by the campaign include fully funding traditional public schools and the staff needed to support them, investing in the modernization of our infrastructure, particularly drainage systems and removing septic tanks from the ground, and getting special interest money out of political debates. The campaign is focused on building on the work it’s already done and continue to reach out to as many voters as possible over the next few months.
“This campaign is all about engaging people directly in the work of crafting policy solutions to real life problems,” Ben said. “We’ve had amazing conversations over the past six months and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to talk about and uncover bold solutions to the issues this district faces.”
While the COVID crisis has dampened the campaign’s ability to engage people face-to-face, they have worked hard to continue the conversation with voters with the help of phone calls, postcards, Zoom meetings and Facebook live events, to name a few. The campaign invites supporters and other interested people to check out the website at www.VoteBenMarcus.com to get involved with or donate to the campaign.
Ben Marcus is a small business owner and graduate of Jacksonville University. He lives in the Sunbeam neighborhood with his wife and three children where they attend Ahavath Chesed (The Temple). Ben believes in the power of community to solve its issues and that legislators should work collaboratively with, not act to subvert, local elected bodies. He doesn’t take money from businesses or PACs, nor does he have a political committee. Ben’s campaign for State House District 16 is focused on proving another way to run for and serve in public office is possible, where ethics and collaboration outweigh ideological purity and insular decision making.
Please visit VoteBenMarcus.com for more information about the campaign.