Senator Frederica Wilson, popular politician in South Florida, has thrown her trademark hat in the ring to replace U.S. Congressman Kendrick Meek as he is running for the U.S. Senate.
Wilson is well-known and well-liked in the community. A former teacher, principal and school board member, her signature 5000 Role Models Program and fighting spirit have endeared her to many throughout the state. Wilson served in the Florida House and has been served as one of few blacks in the Florida Senate.
Other candidates for the seat include Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson; House Representative Yolly Roberson; Haitian activist Marlene Bastien and forrmer Florida House Representative Philip Brutus. This will indeed be an intersting race but Wilson is definitely the frontrunner.