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Gillum says he’s ‘never used methamphetamines’ after Miami hotel room incident
Andrew Gillum, one of the Democratic Party’s fast-rising political stars, was in a Miami Beach hotel room early on Friday when emergency workers were called to treat another man suffering from a probable drug overdose, the police said.
By the time the police arrived at the Mondrian South Beach shortly after midnight, paramedics had treated the man, and he was in stable condition. Officers tried to speak to Mr. Gillum but were unable to “due to his inebriated state,” according to an incident report filed by the Miami Beach Police Department. Mr. Gillum was intoxicated and vomiting in the bathroom, according to the report.
- The 2018 Democratic nominee in the Florida governor’s race was the recipient of a “welfare check” by Miami Police during a response to a methamphetamine overdose in a hotel room, according to the Miami New Times.
- Andrew Gillum, 40, widely considered to be a rising star in the Democratic Party, left the hotel room “without incident” and has not been charged with a crime.
- “I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends,” Gillum said in a statement to the Miami Herald. “While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines.”
- In an incident report obtained by the New Times, small baggies of “suspected crystal meth” were found in the same hotel room where Gillum was reportedly vomiting in the bathroom and “unable to communicate due to his inebriated state.”
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Andrew Gillum Bio
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.
Early life and education
Gillum was born in Miami and raised in Gainesville, Florida. He is the fifth of seven children born to Charles and Frances Gillum, respectively a construction worker and a school bus driver. Gillum graduated from Gainesville High School in 1998 and was recognized by the Gainesville Sun as one of the city’s “persons of the year”. He then moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) to major in political science.
Gillum served as president of the FAMU Student Government Association from 2001–2002 and was the first student member of the FAMU Board of Trustees. He was recognized by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation as an “emerging leader for 2003”. Gillum was also a board member of the Black Youth Vote Coalition, a program of the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation in Washington, D.C. Gillum was elected to the Tallahassee City Commission prior to the completion of his college studies.
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As former National Director of the Young Elected Officials Network with People for the American Way Foundation, Gillum spearheaded a program that seeks to unite elected officials age 35 and under in a network which supports them with leadership and personal development training and public policy support. With Gillum at the helm, in May 2006, the program evolved into a national network that links young elected officials across the country and helps identify solutions to the challenges facing our communities and states. Gillum also served as Field Organizer and statewide Director of the “Arrive With 5” program, which “encourages young people to become active participants in the electoral process by asking them not only to pledge to vote but also to turn out other voters on or before election day”. He organized the largest “Arrive With 5” get-out-the-vote campaign in Florida’s history. He also worked as Deputy Political Director with the Florida Democratic Party. He currently serves as Director of Youth Leadership Programs with People For the American Way Foundation. According to hacked emails of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief, Gillum’s name appeared on an early list of contenders for Hillary Clinton’s running mate in the 2016 Presidential election.
Honors and accolades
Gillum has received various honors and accolades. While attending FAMU, Gillum was recognized by the National Center for Policy Alternatives in Washington, D.C., as the country’s top student leader in 2001. In 2004, he was named to Ebony magazine’s “Fast Track 30 Leaders Who Are 30 and Under.” In 2007, Gillum was recognized as an Emerging Leader of the month by IMPACT and subsequently became their inaugural Emerging Leader of the Year during the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in September 2007. Gillum was named as a “2010 Emerging Leader” by Essence Magazine.
As part of Florida A&M University’s 2012 125th Anniversary Quasiquicentennial Celebration, Gillum was honored as an Outstanding Alumnus, along with 124 other FAMU alumni. Also in 2012, Gillum was named as one of “50 Young Progressive Activists Who Are Changing America,” by The Huffington Post. In 2014, Gillum was named as one of the 40 Under 40 by The Washington Post political blog “The Fix.”
Personal life, Wife, Children
On May 24, 2009, Gillum married R. Jai Howard, a fellow FAMU graduate. The couple has three children.
The Tallahassee Democrat reported on March 13, 2020, that Gillum was one of three inebriated men, one of whom was suffering from a drug overdose, who was found with “plastic baggies of suspected crystal meth” in a hotel room in Miami Beach. No arrests were made.
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|First Name||Andrew Gillum|
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|Birth Place||Gainesville, Florida|
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