Michele Rayner-Goolsby is an American politician, civil rights attorney, social justice advocate and the first openly queer black woman elected to the Florida Legislature. She has served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives since her election in 2020, representing District 70 which covers parts of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties. Representative Rayner comes from a long line of service. Her mother was one of the first Black social-workers in St. Petersburg, Florida and her uncles served the City of St. Petersburg, District 70 and the State of Florida as the first Black Secretary for the Department of Corrections for the State of Florida and the former State Representative for District 55 (now 70). Representative Rayner has pursued legislation through a lens of equity and is working during this legislative session to bring funding back to District 70 for community programs, make voting more secure, bring about justice system reform and empower our working families.

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