Andrew Gillum (born July 26, 1979) is an American politician who served as the 126th Mayor of Tallahassee from 2014 to 2018.
A member of the Democratic Party, he was its nominee for Governor of Florida in the 2018 election.
He previously was a Tallahassee City Commissioner from 2003 until 2014, first elected at the age of 23.In 2018, Gillum became the nominee of the Florida Democratic Party for Governor of Florida when he won the Democratic primary election over a field of five other candidates including former U.S.
Representative Gwen Graham and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine.
He competed against and lost to Republican U.S.
Representative Ron DeSantis in a close election.
Gillum is considered to be a progressive Democrat.