Ruth’s List Florida, a group dedicated to electing Democratic women, has thrown its support behind Tracey Kagan in the race for the Florida House 29 seat.

Kagan, a criminal law practice lawyer from Longwood, faces Lake Mary lawyer Darryl Block in the Aug. 28 Democratic primary, and the winner is set to take on incumbent Republican state Rep. Scott Plakon in November.

“Tracey Kagan is a criminal law attorney, a bold leader and a mother of three daughters who supports gender equality, women’s reproductive rights and quality health care for all,” Pamela Goodman, Ruth’s List Florida executive director, stated in a news release issued by Kagan’s campaign. “The Ruth’s List community — now tens of thousands of members strong — is excited to support her candidacy.”

Earlier this week Kagan announced the endorsement from the National Organization of Women Florida Political Action Committee.

HD 29 covers central Seminole County.

“I’m proud to accept this endorsement and to count myself among the record number of women running for public office. Ruth’s List Florida is doing invaluable work to ensure that women’s voices are heard in our state legislature at a time when many of our rights are being threatened,” Kagan stated in the release. “As an attorney and a mom, I am wholly committed to the issues that impact women and families: public education, gun-sense legislation, protecting our natural resources, access to healthcare and preserving women’s reproductive rights. I will fight for us all in Tallahassee.”

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