Ruth's List Florida, a Tampa-based pro-choice group that supports Democratic women for state and local offices, has a new leader: Pamela Goodman, a business executive from Palm Beach Gardens and the outgoing president of the League of Women Voters of Florida.
As executive director, Goodman will lead the group's efforts to support women candidates. The group said 160 progressive women have filed to run for office, including Gwen Graham, a candidate for governor who has been endorsed by Ruth's List.
"These next few months will be critical for Florida," said Alex Sink, the chair of the Ruth's List board and a former chief financial officer and the Democratic candidate for governor in 2010.
During her tenure as president of the League, Goodman coordinated efforts to pass the two Fair Districts anti-gerrymandering amendments to Florida's Constitution.
The League of Women Voters' new president is Patricia "Patti" Brigham, an Orange County civic leader, who helped organize the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence in the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando in June 2016.