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August 6, 2018
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Dr. Linda Jack Nabs Prestigious Ruth’s List Endorsement
Tampa, FL – Ruth’s List Florida, the state’s only resource dedicated to recruiting and assisting outstanding Democratic women candidates, announced their endorsement of Dr. Linda Jack in the race for Florida State House District 36, lauding her ongoing commitment to women and families. “Dr. Linda Jack is a stellar example of the difference trailblazing women can make as elected officials in Florida,” said Pamela Goodman, Ruth’s List Florida Executive Director.“She’s a veterinarian and a unique, dynamic candidate who will make history standing up for women’s rights and equality for all in Tallahassee. Ruth’s List is thrilled to be supporting her campaign.”
“I am immensely grateful to Ruth’s List Florida for their training and encouragement,” said Dr. Jack. “This endorsement means the world to me, and I’m proud to accept it. I stand with tens of thousands of like-minded Ruth’s List supporters who agree that Florida’s leaders must prioritize economic and civil equality, access to affordable health care and education and making sure everyone receives the same access to opportunity.”
Ruth’s List is named for Ruth Bryan Owen, the first woman elected to Congress from the South. A widow and mother of four, Ruth successfully ran for office in 1928, only eight years after women were given the vote. In Congress, Ruth sponsored a bill to create the cabinet-level agency The Department of Home and Child, wrote legislation to create Everglades National Park and was the first woman ever to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Ruth’s List Florida is dedicated to building a progressive Florida by recruiting and assisting Democratic women leaders to the State Cabinet, Legislature, County Commissions, City Councils and other key positions in Florida. Since 2008, Ruth’s List Florida has 81+ victories and has raised more than $4,000,000 to support Democratic women running for state and local office in Florida. For more information about Ruth’s List Florida please visit: http://www.ruthslistfl.org. To learn more about Ruth Bryan Owen’s life, visit the archives of the United States House of Representatives: http://history.house.gov/People/Detail/19256.
More about Dr. Linda Jack
Dr. Linda Jack is a native Floridian with two successful careers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in music from Manhattanville College in New York and spent decades teaching and
performing both in the U.S. and internationally. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary
Medicine degree in 2006 from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary
Medicine. Throughout her life she has been committed to community service and civic
engagement including volunteer work and memberships in a variety of environmental and
charitable organizations. She currently works as a relief veterinarian serving clinics throughout the Tampa Bay area and is a Board member of the SPCA Suncoast.