Andrew Gillum is an American politician. Andrew Gillum is the former politician who became the 126th mayor of Tallahassee. Moreover, he is the progressive Democrat of American politics.
Table of Biography
Andrew Gillum whose full name is Andrew Demese Gillum was born on 26th July 1979 and is currently 42 years old. Being born in late July, her zodiac sign is Leo. Likewise, Andrew was born in Miami, Florida, United States of America, and holds American citizenship. Similarly, talking about her ethnicity and religion, he belongs to African-American ethnic group and follows Christianity.
Likewise, Gillum spent her entire childhood in Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. Similarly, Andrew is one of the seven sons of Charles Gillum and Frances Gillum. His parents were construction workers and school bus drivers. Likewise, he has four elder siblings and two younger siblings.
Furthermore, talking about his educational background, Andrew is a college graduate. Likewise, he went to Gainesville High School in 1998. Moreover, he became the ‘Person of the year’ of Gainesville Sun which is a newspaper. Followed by this, he did major in Political Science from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Early Political Career
During his college days at FAMU, he became involved in many college programs and associations. Likewise, he became the president of the FAMU Student Government Association from the year 2001-2002. Moreover, he was the first student member of the FAMU Board of Trustees. Similarly, he also became the ‘emerging leader for the year 2003’ of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. He also became the board member of the Black Youth Vote Coalition which is the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation of the program. Similarly, he also became elected to the Tallahassee City Commission before completing his college studies.
Moreover, at the age of 23 in the year 2003, he was elected for one year term in Tallahassee City Commission and became the youngest person elected. Being a political science student, he was active in politics since college. Likewise, he was subsequently elected on a full four-year term in the year 2004 gathering 72% vote. Followed by these, he sis one-year term as Mayor Pro Tem from 10th November 2004 to 9th November 2005. This joint body of city and county commissioners is the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency. It elected him to serve as a chairperson for a year. He then became the lead commissioner for the Long Range Community Based Target Issue Committee.
More on Career
Talking about his political background since college, he has been a progressive and democratic socialist. Likewise, he did candidacy for governor in March 2017 where he declared his intention to run as a Democrat. Similarly, he also won the Democratic nomination for governor in an upset victory over the winner former congresswoman Gwen Graham. Moreover, he became the first black nominee for governor in the history of Florida.
Likewise, Andrew was the former national director of the Young Elected Officials Network with People for the American Way Foundation. Similarly, he has also worked as the Deputy Political Director with the Florida Democratic Party. According to sources, he became on an early list of contenders for Hillary Clinton’s running mate in the 2016 Presidential election. At present, he is the Director of the Youth Leadership Program with the People for the American Way Foundation.
During his political career, he has received various accolades and honors. Likewise, while being in FAMU, he became the top student leader of FAMU in the year 2001. Similarly in the year 2004, Andrew became the ‘Fast Track 30 Leaders Who are 30 and Under’. Likewise, he also became the ‘2010 Emerging Leader’ by Essence Magazine.
Talking about his net worth and earnings, Andrew is a political leader by profession. However, her exact net worth is not yet available in the media.
Regarding his relationship status, Andrew is a bisexual and in a marital relationship. Andrew came out as a bisexual in an interview with Tamron Hall on 14th September 2020. Likewise, he tied the knot with Rashada Jai Howard on 24th May 2009. Likewise, R. Jai Howard is a fellow FAMU graduate. Similarly, this couple has three children together.
Unfortunately, Andrew has come under controversy after being found with plastic baggies of suspected crystal meth in a hotel room in Miami Beach along with two other men. Even though no arrests were made, but in a conversation he stated that he will enter rehabilitation, citing struggles with alcohol after narrowly losing the 2018 Florida gubernatorial race.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Regarding his body measurement, this talented politician stands 6 feet 1 inch (73 inches) tall and weighs around 84 kg (185 lbs). Likewise, he has a fit and healthy body type with body measurement as chest-waist-biceps as (40-32-15.5) inches. Similarly, looking at his physical appearance, he has fair skin with black hair and a pair of dark brown eyes.
Reflecting upon his social media presence, Andrew is active in Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Likewise, his Facebook account is @andrewgillumfl and has 222k followers in it. Similarly, his Instagram account is @andrewgillum and has 330k followers on it. Likewise, Andrew has had 603.8k followers in his @AndrewGillum account on Twitter since he joined in January 2012.