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House of Representatives – District 24

November 1, 2020

Lavern Spicer (REP)


Spicer is the founder of Curley’s House Food Bank, which has been supporting the community since 2001. She also opened her home to foster children over a span of 28 years. This is her first time running for public office.

Priorities and Points of View

  • Spicer supports improving the quality of life for many different minority groups, combating hunger and unemployment, increasing affordable housing, expanding healthcare for the elderly, and creating programs for underprivileged youth.
  • Spicer is pro-life. 
  • Spicer is pro-second amendment.
  • Spicer wishes to end “illegal alien voting” and wants to “stand up to the Democratic Party political illegal alien invasion within America.” 


Frederica S. Wilson (DEM) 


Wilson has served as the Democratic representative from District 24 since 2011, and is running for reelection once again. She is a former elementary school principal who has also served on the Miami Dade School Board.

Priorities and Points of View 

  • Wilson’s priorities include climate change, bettering public education, increasing gun control, reducing crime, decreasing unemployment, improving transportation quality, technological advancement, and protecting veterans. 
  • In reaction to the killing of Trayvon Martin, Wilson called for Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, a self-defense law, to be repealed, despite voting for the legislation herself. 
  • Wilson is pro-immigration, pro-Medicare, pro-choice, and anti-hazing.

Christine Alexandria Olivo (IND)


Olivo is the former Youth Director of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, where she primarily served as a mentor to underprivileged teenagers. This is Olivo’s first time running for public office; she has no prior experience in politics. 

Priorities and Points of View

  • Olivo calls for an end to gun violence, a $15 minimum wage, Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, legalizing marijuana, demilitarizing the police, tuition-free college, and increased funding for education and housing. 
  • She is pro-choice, pro-immigration, and pro-LGBTQ+ rights.

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