From the Cindy Banyai Campaign
Dr. Cindy Banyai’s campaign announced an internal poll showing 88 percent of respondents indicated support for her run for US House of Representatives Florida District 19.
The internal poll, conducted by a third-party set of volunteers focused on texting campaigns, was conducted over several weeks in July and early August. Over 20,000 Florida 19 Democratic voters were contacted by text on two occasions during July and August and 2,094 unduplicated survey responses were analyzed. 1,684 (80 percent) of the respondents indicated strong support for Banyai. Just 8 percent of respondents remained undecided.
“I am humbled and astonished by these results,” Banyai said. “This really shows that Democrats across Southwest Florida are hungry for change and energized to engage. I know we can take this excitement through to the general election to flip this district.”
The campaign also announced endorsements from the leaders of the community organization Peaceful Protests Lee County, Lisa Shamma, Chantel Rhodes, and Napa Peterson.
Lisa Shamma is fighting for justice, policies that encompass humanity, equality, and compassion for everyone in her community. Chantel Rhodes wants to ensure that people in the community are treated fairly and have equal access to opportunities. Napa Peterson is a Florida Southwestern State graduate and community leader passionate about the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I knew that there was something unique about Cindy the day we met,” Rhodes said. “Cindy was energetic and lit up the entire room that day. I’m supporting Cindy because of her active involvement in our community.”
Dr. Cindy Banyai is a Democrat running for Florida Congressional District 19, spanning coastal Southwest Florida from Boca Grande to Marco Island. She is a mom of 3 native Floridians, a small business owner, and part of the faculty of Political Science and Public Administration at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Banyai has been a decorated professional in the field of community development for almost 20 years, collaborating with nonprofits around the world on issues such as homelessness, children’s services, education, and sustainable development. She is running for Congress to be a servant leader and create a Southwest Florida where the sun shines on everyone.