Patricia Brigham (ROBERTO GONZALEZ)
4. PATRICIA BRIGHAM
PRESIDENT, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA
Brigham previously had one of the most frustrating volunteer jobs at the League. Starting in 2014, she was in charge of the Gun Safety Coalition that is promoting sensible gun restrictions in Florida. A former radio reporter, she has traveled to Tallahassee and Washington trying to convince mostly conservative legislators that proposals like banning semiautomatic assault weapons/large capacity magazines and eliminating firearm sales at gun shows without background checks are good ideas. Supporting the teen outrage caused by the Parkland High School shootings, she watched the state Legislature make some minor tweaks to the gun laws. Now, as the League’s state president, a job she assumed in April, Brigham is focusing on pre-registering 16- and 17-year olds so they can vote when they turn 18. She also is moving the League’s main office from Tallahassee to Orlando.
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