Trayvon Martin’s Mother Runs for Political Office in Florida

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Sybrina Fulton speaks at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Get Out The Vote rally in Leimert Park Village Plaza. (Joseph Sohm/

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, announced that she is running for political office in Florida.

Fulton became a social justice activist after her 17-year-old son was shot and killed in 2012. On May 18, she announced that she would challenge Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III for a position on the District 1 Miami-Dade County Commission, the Miami Herald reported.

“My time as a public servant began 30 years ago at Miami-Dade County. Since 2012, I have advocated tirelessly to empower our communities and make them safer. But the work is not done,” Fulton wrote in an Instagram post. “I am proud to announce that I will run to represent District 1 on the county commission.”

Fulton began her public service career at Miami-Dade County’s General…

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