ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Attorney Mikaela Nix, the second Republican to put her name in the running for the District 47 seat in the Florida House, recently got a ringing endorsement from State Representative Scott Plakon.
“There are [usually] two types of people in the Florida House. Some have political ambitions, and others have principles. Mikaela is a very principled person,” he told Florida National News during her campaign fundraiser Wednesday, hosted at The Acre in Orlando. “There are people that go there [Tallahassee] to be somebody, and there are people that go there to do something. Mikaela’s someone that’s going to do something.”
Nix is the only Republican woman in the race so far and highlighted that in her campaign speech, noting that this was the year of the woman. “I think that it’s the fact that we are competitive,” Nix elaborated with Florida National News in an exclusive interview. “I don’t think it’s because we’re women, it’s because we’re gladiators, we’re moms, we’re entrepreneurs…[we’re] truly game changers.”
She exuded that drive during her speech, sharing her passion for an increase in vocational education and moral ethics. She also shared her newfound focus on school safety, inspired by her 11-month-old son.
As with any fundraiser, Nix’s call to action was simple, but it drew a comparison. She mentioned that her political opponent, which she didn’t mention by name but instead referred to as “that Democrat,” had raised a substantial amount of money, but with the help of her supporters, they could do the same. In addition to requesting donations, she asked her supporters to spread the word about her on social media and by knocking on doors.
Mellissa Thomas is Editor of Florida National News. | firstname.lastname@example.org