Allen Ellison Leaves US Senate Race, Announces bid for US House of Representatives
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Allen Ellison is announcing his candidacy for Florida’s 23rd Congressional District seat. After one year and six months of campaigning across the state of Florida , building a national movement to retire Senator Marco Rubio, he has withdrawn from the U.S. Senate race in Florida. The seat is currently being held by Representative Ted Deutch, who will not seek re-election.
Citing his deep ties to the community, Ellison, who lived in the district for four years, owns a manufacturing business in Boca Raton and whose wife is a practicing physician in Broward County, is the most progressive candidate to help address the district’s residents top concerns, including gun safety, affordable housing, water quality, social security and student debt.
When it comes to gun violence, Ellison knows the horrors firsthand of how devastating gun violence can be. “I have been robbed and lost everything at gunpoint. I have lost two nephews, one uncle and two cousins to senseless gun violence. I don’t want my daughter, your daughters and sons or any member of our society to ever face what I have lost to gun violence. This is very personal for me. No one is going to fight as hard as I am on this issue,” said Ellison.
“Housing should be a fundamental human right for every resident,” said Ellison. “But with skyrocketing costs, people are unable to buy a home or afford rent. I have a plan to address that, including introducing bills for a universal basic income,” if I’m elected.
The idea of a universal basic or guaranteed income would address economic imbalances among people. “This ideas, if turned into reality, would really make a significant impact on people’s lives while providing dignity and the motivation to contribute to their communities.
Ellison also backs greater protections for social security for seniors, is the only candidate with plans to curb veteran sucide rate and gender pay inequality and improve disability benefits. “There are 61 million Americans who are disabled and 4.9 million in Florida with the district having a percentage of disabled residents above the national average,” said Ellison. “Often, administrators deny or delay, sometimes for years, providing benefits to those who are deemed disabled, adding mental and emotional anguish to people’s physical pain as they try to make ends meet. This is not right and I pledge to get this fixed in Congress.”
“Student debt has weighed down many Americans, who are trying to make ends meet,” said Ellison. “Canceling their debt will narrow the wealth gap and stimulate the economy. If bailouts can be given to the automobile, banking and insurance industries, why can’t we help students, many of whom were targeted through predatory loans, and give them a headstart on their careers and lives?
“A lack of education denigrates a society. The more educated a society, the stronger it becomes. Great leaders understand that the stronger their people are financially, educationally and healthwise, the more secure and prosperous their nation will be for the future,” said Ellison.