Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Democratic Black Women’s Consortium (FDBWC) has recruited Former State Attorney Aramis Ayala to run for Florida attorney general in the 2022 election. After discussions with FDBWC leadership, Ayala is turning her sights to challenge incumbent Ashley Moody for the cabinet position and become the state’s 39th attorney general.
Ayala’s “Justice for Florida'' campaign will kick off with a series of events on Tuesday, March 8, beginning with a 9 a.m. press conference on the steps of Florida’s historic capitol building, 400 Monroe Street. From 2 to 4 p.m., Ayala will celebrate International Women’s Day with a fundraiser hosted by FDBWC at The Edison Restaurant, 470 Suwannee Street. The day will conclude with a meet and greet reception to support Aramis Ayala for Attorney General at the Warhorse Whiskey Bar, 603 W. Gaines Street.
Ayala–a civil rights advocate, educator, public defender, and Florida’s first Black State Attorney–is one of nearly 100 Black women candidates the FDBWC has engaged to run for election or appointment in Florida since the organization’s founding a year ago. More than 25 of those prospective candidates have filed to run for offices across the state in 2022