Meet the Candidate: Joan Majid (Florida)

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Candidate Name:

Joan Majid

What office are you running for?

Florida House of Representatives District 51

With which party are you running for office?

Democratic Party

Election Date

November 3, 2020

Why are you running for office?

I want to represent the people who are not being heard and have been left behind in my district. I want to work to create meaningful change that will improve the quality of life for the people and protect the environment and create an equal playing field for all.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?

We are dealing with an environmental crisis that is comprised of rising seas, the polluted and dying Indian River Lagoon, as well as threats to our drinking water supply. I plan on supporting legislation that will prevent further degradation of our lagoon and water supply, including incentives for local industry to transition to cleaner energy, reduction of toxins leaching into our water resources, and requiring developers to meet stronger environmentally sound standards before being allowed to build.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?

We must elect leaders willing to work across the aisle who will work to heal the nation. It is imperative that we find common ground and end the divide. It starts at the top with those in leadership positions.

Who is your hero?

One of my heroes is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I admire her dedication and work ethic and that she stood up for what she believed was right and used her intelligence to fight for equality and justice and created change.

What are your hobbies?

I love to read. I enjoy gardening and crafts when I have the time.

What is the most recent book you read?

“American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?

I have two sons (one passed away, but he lives in my heart). I currently have one dog, a dachshund named Daisy, a turtle named Franklin, and a few fish without names. Maybe I should add a few plants to talk to.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?

Go to my website or find me on Facebook.

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?

What was the best job you ever had? My best job was teaching primary grades in New York City. I worked with a wonderfully diverse group of children, mostly from a lower income socioeconomic bracket. It was the most rewarding job I have ever had. Every school year I bonded with my classroom of children and I hated to leave them when summer rolled around. Being the person who taught them how to read and explore the world of ideas was exciting and made me feel that I was a part of their future. I hope they look back with the same fond feelings.

Candidate Social Media:

Website | Facebook | Twitter

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