Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, To Run For Miami-Dade County Commission Seat

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 24: Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, speaks at Peace Fest in Forest Park on August 24, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Fulton's teenage son was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Michael Brown, whose teenage son Michael was shot and killed by a police officer in nearby Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, also spoke at the event. Michael Brown Jr. will be buried tomorrow. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

This is a feel good story to start off the week! It’s been rumblings that Sybrina Fulton wanted to run for public office for the past few months, being called to a life of activism after her son Trayvon Martin was tragically killed in 2012. Fulton has been a staunch advocate against gun violence and the social injustice that African-Americans face in this country. Running for Commissioner Miami-Dade County was the logical progression for Fulton, who is pushing to make substantive change.

Fulton staid in a statement on Saturday,“Since 2012, I have advocated tirelessly to empower our communities and make them safer. But, the work is not done. I am proud to announce that I will run to represent District 1 on the county commission.” Fulton plans to announce her bid on tomorrow. She’s set to run against Olivia Gilbert, Mayor of Miami Gardens. Miami Gardens is the biggest city in District 1.

This past December, Sybrina Fulton spoke at Benedict College as a commencement speaker and received an honorary doctorate. You can watch her speech below!



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