The Democrat that replaces Val Demings in Congress needs to be someone with a history of fighting for police reform, for our schools, and for jobs—and winning.
As the State Senator for 30% of Val’s district, that’s exactly what I’ve done.
Please watch my video and get more insight on me and why I’m running to represent you in Washington D.C
Senator Randolph “Randy” Bracy has proudly served central Florida since 2012. A true champion for social justice, Randy has successfully passed significant reform measures in a Republican controlled Legislature. His most notable legislative achievements include criminal justice and police reform, historical funding for historically black colleges and universities, and scholarships for the descendants of the Ocoee massacre.
The son of a pastor, Randy learned at an early age the values of faith, family, and service. Founders of the New Covenant Baptist Church, Senator Bracy’s family has worked to improve Central Florida for over thirty years. With various outreach and community initiatives, the legacy of their service can be seen today in the Covenant Lakes Apartments which provides housing to seniors and the Rio Grande Charter School of Excellence which provides K-5 education.
Randy is a graduate of Dr. Phillips High School where he was a star of the team. Randy was recruited to play Division 1 basketball at the College of William and Mary on an athletic scholarship. He set many basketball records for the school and was inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, he played professional basketball for a short period of time in Turkey. After retiring from the game, Randy returned to Orlando to pursue a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Central Florida.
In 2012, a new seat was created in Orlando for the Florida House of Representatives. Randy decided to throw his hat in the ring. He worked hard and clinched the seat for House District 45. After four successful years in the House, he then ran for the Florida Senate and was victorious in both the 2016 and 2020 elections.
While serving, Senator Bracy never forgot about the guiding principles his parents instilled in him. A father to two young girls, Senator Bracy was horrified to learn of the arrest of six year old Kaia Rolle. Determined to protect children from rough police treatment, Senator Bracy filed and passed language to prohibit the arrest of children under the age of 8 years old.
During the worst global pandemic of our time, Senator Bracy created a coalition of providers to host weekly food distributions for families in need. Senator Bracy also fought to provide increased and continuing unemployment benefits to those who lost their job due to no fault of their own.
Senator Bracy understands that recently our country has faced and will continue to face unprecedented challenges both domestically and abroad. Senator Bracy is a seasoned legislator who is prepared to continue his public service as Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, District 10.
His focus will be on transportation, jobs, improving our environment, and fixing our healthcare system. In the Florida Legislature, Senator Bracy led on all of these issues. On the Transportation Committee, he delivered on getting funds for necessary i-4 construction and other Central Florida highway expansions. Senator Bracy also took the lead in keeping our waterways and environment clean by supporting the state’s comprehensive water plan. Every year, Senator Bracy consistently secured millions of dollars for local projects to spur job growth and stimulate the economy in Orlando. And during the height of the pandemic, Senator Bracy set up vaccination sites across his district and also provided direct health services to people who are homebound.