Candidates continue to enter the 2020 election cycle, and now Florida District 72 has added a candidate with the hopes of becoming their next Republican state representative.
Her name is Donna Barcomb.
In an email released to supporters, Barcomb introduced herself, explaining that she is “a long-time Sarasota resident and community leader” aside from “serving on the Sarasota Charter Review Board.” In addition, Barcomb is the owner of an outpatient therapy center,” and she mentioned that she “was a three-term member of and two-year Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Sarasota County Hospital Board.”
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However, she is now setting her sights on FL District 72. While informing that the decision was not an easy one to make, it was important for her because she believes “Florida needs to get back to basics.”
Outlining what her focus will be on, she explained that the state needs “to improve our public schools.” She adds that Florida also needs “access to quality and affordable healthcare” and to “make sure every Florida family can achieve prosperity.”
In providing some information on her background, she detailed that she and her husband “have called Sarasota home since 1986 and integrating into the community was extremely important to both of us.”
Barcomb also outlined her service in her community, saying that “joining the Junior League gave me that sense of involvement and has been an important part of my life.” Aside from “getting involved and rising to Past-President of Junior League,” Barcomb has “also been actively involved with the Sarasota Republican Club, Sarasota Tiger Bay and PTA President at Southside Elementary School.”
Ultimately, Barcomb asserts that this isn’t her first time running for elected office. In 1996, she successfully ran for the Sarasota Hospital Board, and “that leap into public office taught me a lot.”
Barcomb “learned that running for office is not something you decide on your own. You need the support of your family, friends, colleagues, and the backing of the community,” so her sights are set and she hopes that everyone is on board with her.