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Hi! My name is David Arreola, and I'm running for the Florida House of Representatives. 

My Story
 

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I was born and raised as a first-generation American in Florida House of Representatives District 22. My parents immigrated from Mexico to Buffalo, New York, and later to Gainesville. They taught me the importance of working hard for a good education and faithfully participating in our democracy.  I'm a product of Alachua County Public Schools and earned my associate's degree from Santa Fe College. That strong educational foundation helped propel me to earn my bachelor's from Flagler College in 2014 and my MBA from St. Leo University in 2016.  

 

Not long after graduating college, I came home and felt a calling to run for office. In 2017, I became the youngest city commissioner elected in the history of Gainesville. During my two terms on the commission, I was selected by my fellow commissioners twice as Mayor Pro Tempore to lead as we advocated for gun safety policies; affordable living for working families, and navigated the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Outside of holding public office, I have been working for small businesses my whole life. I currently work for a homegrown company, 21st Century Communications, which provides rural internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program. In my free time, I proudly led the founding of the Alachua County Young Democrats and Hispanic Caucus. I volunteered with Alachua County Emerging Leaders, for the Gainesville Sun Reader, and served as a Board Member of Family Promise, a nonprofit committed to ending childhood homelessness in our community. 

For some, running for public office is a privilege afforded only to those who can pay for it. For me, it's a duty and a calling that I do not take lightly. It requires sacrifice and a willingness to stand and fight for what is right amid so much hate, division, and political distraction. I am running for State House District 22 to once again make history, to win this seat for those who are tired of Tallahassee ignoring the needs of those at home suffering from the affordability crisis, lack of common sense gun legislation, and attacks on women's right to choose.  

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Mailing address: PO Box 357423 Gainesville, Florida 32635

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