April Freeman, Democratic candidate for CD 17, dies
Democratic U.S. House candidate April Freeman died unexpectedly Sunday night, according to her family.
She was running in Florida’s 17th Congressional District.
Freeman’s husband David posted the news Monday on Facebook.
“It’s with great sadness that I feel I must inform all of you that my beloved wife April passed away suddenly last night,” he wrote. “To all of her family and friends here on Facebook, my heart aches with you.”
Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo also released a statement on the news.
“April put her heart and soul into her community — and was dedicated to making a better future for all Floridians,” Rizzo said.
“Just last night she was in the office, making calls and working to get out the vote,” she added. “Her work ethic and passion was an inspiration to all of us. It is a tremendous loss to the Democratic Party and to all who knew her.
“Our hearts break for her family and love ones, who are grieving her loss.”
Freeman on Aug. 28 won the Democratic nomination over Bill Pollard.
It’s the second time she’s run in the district. She also ran against incumbent