John Paul Alvarez for Florida State Representative, District 100

Who am I?

My name is John Paul Alvarez and I am 3rd grade teacher at Stirling Elementary in Hollywood, FL. I am also a proud member of the Broward Teacher's Union, and a volunteer Literacy and Mathematics tutor in my community. I was born in Miami and raised in south Broward where I graduated from Stranahan High School. I am a graduate of Broward College and the University of Central Florida, where I earned my B.A. in Public History. I am a professionally certified teacher in the state of Florida.

Why am I running?

The first and most important reason why I'm running is to bring about transparency and accountability of government. “Putting people first!” is more than a campaign slogan, it is an expression of my deeply held belief that the government should represent and champion the People, not big agribusiness and casinos or private charter schools and insurance vultures. I put myself through college working two to three minimum wage jobs; now that I am a teacher I know how it is to live paycheck to paycheck like the majority of Floridians do. I want to create bills on education, small business incentives, and living wages.

My Goals

1) Equality – Equal pay for equal work, women’s rights, GLBT marriage

2) Education – Fully funded, high quality schools

3) Labor – Protecting collective bargaining and working families

My DFA Values

My values are stem from my innate desire to help those that are the most vulnerable in our society. I became a teacher to make a huge difference in every child's life, and I am a bold progressive Democrat because I believe that our biggest strength as a state and as a nation come from people, and not corporations or special interests. I have pledged to put people first in every decision that I'll make when I serve.

My Campaign is People Powered!

I am an active member of several democratic clubs in and around my community, where I was able to connect with many like-minded activist that desired to assist me in my campaign. I also reached out to the Broward College Democratic Club, from which many students volunteered their time to canvass, phone bank and participate in events. In the course of canvasing, we have recruited and will work towards recruiting voters that will be willing to work in my campaign.

Voice support


  • Gabriel Rothblatt, FL
  • Jessica Benitez
  • Daniel Tilson, FL
  • Daniel Sohn

About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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