Community philanthropist Sandra Henry challenges Stephanie Murphy

A Democrat has entered the contest in Florida’s 7th Congressional District, with community philanthropist and businesswoman Sandra Henry setting up a primary challenge for Rep. Stephanie Murphy.

Henry, 58, of Lake Mary, founded and heads the ReachBack Foundation in Lake Mary, a not-for-profit group that organizes drives to provide goods to needy people ranging from teachers to at-risk youth, as well as other services.

She could not be reached Friday to discuss her candidacy.

However, on her foundation’s website, she describes herself as the owner of several businesses and as “a candidate that is in-touch with and can relate to the needs of poor people.” She is a graduate of Jones High School in Orlando, and attended Valencia College, according to her Facebook page.

Murphy, a two-term Democrat from Winter Park, already is being challenged by a passel of Republicans, though that group changes almost weekly.

CD 7 covers Seminole County, and parts of northern and central Orange County.

In her write-up, Henry said she has spent her life helping the less fortunate. She pushed for work-readiness programs, on-the-job training, STEM classes in low-income schools, living wages and getting resources into inner cities.

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