Chris King looks to stand out in Democratic field for governor
Chris King knows he’s an unexpected candidate in the crowded race for Florida governor, but in today’s political environment, he thinks that might just give him the edge.
“The challenge for the Democrats, I think, is to offer something different, something authentic,” King told the Orlando Sentinel. “That’s the kind of candidacy I want to run.”
King, 38, of Winter Park, is officially announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday evening at Hillcrest Hampton House in Orlando, one of the many senior housing developments backed by his company Elevation Financial Group.
His work as CEO of the Winter Park company, which he began 10 years ago with his brother and invests in affordable and senior housing in Florida and the Southeast, is the basis for his run to succeed outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott in 2018. He calls himself “a progressive entrepreneur.”