Andrew Gillum is a politician from the United States and has served as the 126th mayor of Tallahassee. At the age of 23, he served as a Tallahassee city commissioner from 2003 until 2014. He became the nominee of the Florida Democratic Party for Governor of Florida. He is considered as a democratic Democratic who also fought against Republican U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis but lost it.
According to NBCnews.com, he announced himself as a bisexual but don’t identify as gay in an interview with Tamron Hall on ABC on 14 September 2020. However, many of his followers already know that he has married his university fellow-mate. Let us scroll below to discover more of his details while reading his relationship and net worth.
Caption: The politician, Andrew Gillum.
Andrew Gillum: Bio, Family, Education
The politician was born on 26 July 1970 as Andrew Demese Gillum in Miami, Florida, the United States. He was born as the fifth child to seven children of Charles and Frances Gillum who worked as a construction worker and school bus driver, respectively. He holds the nationality of America and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.
Regarding his education, he completed his schooling education from Gainesville High School in 1998. He then joined Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) after moving to Tallahassee and majored in political science. During his time at the university, he had served as a president of the FAMU Student Government Association from 2001–2002. Also, he became the first student member to sit on the FAMU Board of trustees. Following that, he served as a board member of Black Civic Participation in Washington D.C. Before completing his college studies, he was elected to the Tallahassee City Commission.
Andrew Gillum: Career & Life Achievements
At the age of 23, he has elected to the Tallahassee City Commission for a one-year term. He then became a full four-year term garnering 72 percent of the vote in 2004, and again re-elected in 2008 and in 2012. He has served as a city commissioner for eleven years. During this time, he has done a number of community enrichment projects including a Digital Harmony Project. After running for mayor of Tallahassee on 26 August 2014, he defeated Zach Richardson and Larry Hendricks with 76% of the vote that is 19,658 votes.
In the year 2014, he had faced charges of corruption during his mayoral campaign after hiring private equity investor Adam Corey as treasure. He has launched a thousand mentors initiative in May 2015 that aimed to recruit men and women in thousand to increase youth mentoring opportunities in Tallahassee who needed help. In 2018, in an upset victory over the predicted winner, former congresswoman Gwen Graham, Gillum secured the Democratic nomination for governor. Additionally, he became the first black candidate for governor upon his winning.
Further, in 2019, when he received gifts during out-of-town trips with lobbyists and vendors and failed to disclose them, the Florida Commission on Ethics found probable cause that Gillum violated state ethics laws. Eventually, on four out of the five claims, a $5,000 settlement was accepted.
Andrew Gillum: Personal Life & Wife
Gillum is a married man who has married his girlfriend Rashada Jai Howard on 24 May 2009. Further, she is also a graduate of FAMU where Gillum attended as well. Further, there isn’t much information on his private affairs. Together, the couple has welcomed three children whom he has kept away from the media. Many of you must have been aware of his sexual orientation, in case, if you don’t know then he has come out as a bisexual in September 2020 as mentioned earlier.
Caption: Andrew Gillum with his wife and kids.
Source: first coast news
Andrew Gillum: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
According to Tampabay in 2018, he disclosed his net worth to have an estimation of $334,200 making him the only non-millionaire in the race for governor. As of 2020, his net worth has an estimation of above $500 thousand from his career.
He is pretty much active over different social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram with verified accounts. On Instagram, he has a handle @andrewgillum with 341k followers. He has a Twitter account @AndrewGillum having 618k followers. On Facebook, he goes by the verified account with more than 226k followers.
Andrew Gillum: Body Measurements
The former politician who is in his forties has a slim and average body build that stands to a tall height of 6 feet 1 inch or 1.83 meters. His body weighs around 84 kg with 40 inches chest size and 32 inches waist size with 15.5 inches biceps. He has dark brown eyes color with short black hair.