Florida Democratic Party Announces Governor Phil Murphy Will Speak at Convention Saturday

Orlando, Fl. –– This weekend, from October 11 to 13, nearly 2,000 Democrats from across the Sunshine State will convene for the Florida Democratic Party’s Bi-Annual State Convention.
The Florida Democratic Party is pleased to announce that Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey, incoming Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, will deliver the afternoon keynote kickoff at Saturday’s General Session. Governor Murphy will discuss his road map for Democratic victories up and down the ballot in 2020, as well as highlight the critical role of Florida Democrats in defeating President Trump.
“We are so excited to welcome Governor Murphy to Florida to help Democrats get energized and prepared for 2020,” said FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo. “This weekend is about building on the work Florida Democrats are doing in 2019, and setting up our eventual nominee for success – and Governor Murphy will be a key part of that.”
On Friday, FDP announced that Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried and Senator Chris Coons of Delaware will be speaking at the Fight for Florida Gala and Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee, New York Assemblyman Michael Blake, will speak at the Saturday morning General Session. Convention-goers will also hear from the Hon. Charlie Rodríguez, chair of the Democratic Party of Puerto Rico, members of Florida’s congressional delegation and gun safety activist Fred Guttenberg.
This year’s convention will be held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL from Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13.
For Press Credentials:
Members of the media may request press credentials by completing the form HERE.
Credentials will be given on a rolling basis and availability permitting.
The Fighting for Florida Gala Dinner will be on Saturday, October 12 at 7:00 pm. For press to attend the Gala they need to have filled out the press credentials form no later than Friday, October 11, 2019, and must check-in no later than 6 PM on October 12, 2019. Speakers for the Gala and convention will be announced in October.
Events open to the press include the convention general session and the Fighting for Florida Gala Friday.
A full tentative schedule is available on the Florida Democratic Party’s website. Press who sign up for credentials by October 8, will be emailed a working schedule and confirmation of press credentials.