California's U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, a former Democratic presidential candidate and now a leading candidate for the election of the party's vice president, has agreed Monique Worrell In the Orlando state attorney's election, Worrell's election campaign announced on Thursday.
Worrell is a former law professor and Judicial reform attorney running for office Opening for Florida's 9th judicial district serving the counties of Orange and Osceola. She is in a violent four-way democratic struggle with the former Supreme Judge Belvin Perry Jr.., the current deputy prosecutor of JC 9 Deborah Barra and another deputy prosecutor, Ryan Williams from Florida's 5th Judicial Circuit, which is also a former Assistant Attorney at JC 9.
Worrell has already received Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders"Approval" and announced the support of the singer earlier this week John Legend.
The latest announcement from Worrell's campaign did not include a statement from Harris.
"For far too long, the prosecutor's office has helped maintain the notion that justice is a privilege for the rich and that poverty deserves a criminal penalty," said Worrell. “I'm running for a prosecutor to change the law enforcement culture and disrupt the concentration of power that has gotten under control of our criminal justice system. It's time to create a system that represents fairness and equality, no matter where you come from, how you look, or how much money you have. "
Harris is a former California attorney general and former district attorney for San Francisco, California's equivalent to the Florida Attorney General. Harris has also approved candidacies in several other prosecutor races across the country, including for Kim Foxx in Chicago, Kim Gardner in St. Louis and and George Gascón in Los Angeles.
Worrell, Perry, Barra and Williams are battling to replace the prosecutor Aramis Ayalawho resigns after a term of office.
Perry has been endorsed by another leading competitor for the election of the Vice President of the Democratic Party, Orlando Rep. Val Demings and her husband, Mayor of Orange County Jerry Demings. Ayala and former JC 9 prosecutor Lawson Lamar approved Barra. Williams has received recommendations from dozens of current and former prosecutors, 11 former Orange County Bar Association presidents, and two other sedentary prosecutors.
The winner of the Democratic Elementary School on August 18 will likely take office, but will first have to deal with an independent candidate Jose Torroella in the parliamentary elections in November.