Passionate Educator, Community-Driven Leader
Hi! I’m Nina Yoakum and I’m running to represent the 50th district of Florida.
I’m running so you won’t ever be ignored.
I’ve lived in Orange County for 27 years.
It’s where my husband, Dave, a Hall of Fame baseball scout, and I raised our three children, and where I’ve served as an educator, mental health care professional, and community leader.
As your representative I will fight to:
Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare.
In the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, I had enough. I knew that school shootings had to stop, and they can—with sensible gun laws and responsible gun ownership.
This should be a non-partisan issue.
That’s why I, along with a group of parents, created the Network for Gun Safety. We met every Sunday night for weeks and worked long and hard to bring 9 (nine!) different proposals to the State House in Tallahassee. Every time the Network for Gun Safety proposed impactful changes to the current representative in the house, he failed to take meaningful action to keep our community safe.
Education expert, journalist, media relations social media manager and communication professional
Former School Board Member
Former Missouri State House Representative District 46
“From the moment Nina Yoakum shared that she was considering a run for Florida House, I was thrilled, because of her passion, determination, common sense and ability to stand up for what’s important, and she won’t be dragged away from her values by partisan politics or backdoor dealings. Nina cares for people like no one I’ve ever known.
She puts her heart and soul into every interaction and really knows how to listen. Her background as a counselor allows her to understand how decisions at the state level affect children and families, and I know she will fight to protect them. The years she spent in education gives her a crucial perspective from inside the classroom that she will bring to the legislature. I am excited to endorse Nina Yoakum for Florida State House District 50 and I cannot wait to cast my ballot for her.”Sara Au, education expert, journalist, media relations social media manager and communication professional