Last updated on August 14th, 2023 at 02:16 pm
Facts About Andrew Gillum
|Celebrated Name||Andrew Gillum|
|Age||44 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Andrew Gillum|
|Birth Nation||United States|
|Place Of Birth||Miami, Florida|
|Height||6 feet 3 inch|
|Spouse||R. Jai Howard|
Andrew Demetric Gillum is an American former politician who served as the 126th mayor of Tallahassee from 2014 to 2018. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a Tallahassee city commissioner from 2003 until 2014, first elected at the age of 23.
Gillum’s Early Life
Andrew Gillum was born on 26 July 1979 at Miami, Florida, the U.S. he was born to Charles Gillum who is a construction worker and Frances Gillum who is a school bus driver. he was the seventh child of his parents. He was raised at Gainesville. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1998.
He moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). From 2001-2002, he served as President of the FAMU Student Government Association. He was the first student member of FAMU Board of Trustees. He was recognized as "Emerging Leader for 2003" by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. He was also a Board member of the Black Youth Vote Coalition which is a program of the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation in Washington, D.C.
Gillum’s Body Features
Gillum’s height is 1.91m 6 feet 3 inches and weight is 81 kg (178 lbs). He has the balanced and healthy body.
- In 2003, he was elected to a one-year term as city commissioner and reelected to a full term.
- From 10 November to 9 November 2005, he served a one-year term as Mayor Pro Tem.
- In 2005, the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency which is the joint body of City and County Commissioners elected him to serve as their chairperson.
- He served as lead commissioner for the Long Range Community Based Target Issue Committee.
- He championed the opening of the first Tallahassee Teen Center named ‘The Palmer Munroe Center’ which serves as a safe haven for many area youths and operates a restorative justice program.
- He led the city's development project Cascades Park which is located in the heart of downtown Tallahassee.
- In 2013, he began his campaign for the office of Mayor of Tallahassee.
- On 27 August 2014, he became the Mayor-elect.
- During his mayoral campaign in 2014, Gillum faced allegations of misconduct after hiring private equity investor Adam Corey as the treasurer.
- He launched the Tallahassee Mayoral Fellows Program in partnership with Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Florida State University.
- In January 2015, he supported the City of Tallahassee joining in the Ban the Box campaign.
- On February 17, 2015, Gillum welcomed United States secretary of transportation Anthony Foxx to Tallahassee to kick off the Grow America Express Tour.
- In March 2015, he participated in a conference call with other Florida mayors and United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce.
- He launched four community-led task forces as part of his Family First Agenda.
- In 2015, he worked with community organizations to implement Operation Safe Neighborhoods.
- On 28 August 2018, he won the Democratic nomination for governor over former congresswoman Gwen Graham. In the general election, he will face Republican Ron DeSantis.
- In late January 2019, the Florida Commission on Ethics found probable cause that Gillum violated state ethics laws when he accepted gifts during out-of-town excursions with lobbyists and vendors and failed to report them. Ultimately, a $5,000 settlement was agreed to on four out of the five charges.
- On June 22, 2022, Gillum was indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Florida on 21 felony counts, including wire fraud, conspiracy, and making false statements for allegedly diverting money raised during the campaign to a company controlled by Sharon Lettman-Hicks, one of his top advisors on his campaign, who then used the money to pay Gillum. In response, Gillum released a statement declaring his innocence and calling the indictment "political" in nature.
- A federal judge refused to dismiss the federal charges levied against Gillum, disagreeing with Gillum's attorney's claim that he was singled out because he was a black gubernatorial candidate. The jury found Gillum not guilty on the charge of making false statements and was hung on the remaining counts. In May 2023, the Government moved to dismiss the remaining charges against Gillum.[
Gillum’s Personal Life
Gillum is the married man. His wife name is R. Jai Howard. They married on 24 May 2009. They met while studying at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). They have three children named Jackson, Caroline, and Davis.
Gillum’s net worth is estimated to be $350,000