” I was raised here in Pensacola. My grandparents are interred at Barrancas National Cemetary. My mom was a hard working single mother. I went to poor and failing schools. Warrington Elementary, Escambia and Pensacola High School. I worked hard to graduate despite not having the resources to help in my education. I mowed lawns for my grandparents’ friends and got my first job at 16. I worked my way up in the restaurant business to executive chef. I gave up that job when I realized that if I wanted get ahead I had to treat workers as bad as I was once treated. That’s when I got involved in unions and politics. I don’t want to be a politician. I realize though that no current politician, from either party, really understands working class issues till they live them. Sympathy and empathy are one thing, but solidarity is something else. Eating Ramen noodles once and imagining living off them is one thing, living off them is another. I fight for working class people because that’s who I am. I’m Ray Guillory. I will fight to represent working class people in Escambia County. Join me.” Ray Guillory
Ray Guillory grew up in Escambia. He knows first hand the problems facing his community and many others like it. He attended Warrington Elementary, Escambia and Pensacola High School and PJC. (now Pensacola State College). Ray and his wife Brandy have three beautiful daughters. They all live in the same home where Ray grew up in Warrington. Arizona, Charlotte, and Baylen mean the world to him. They are the motivation for all he hopes to accomplish in the Florida House. Ray wants opportunity here for his children and yours too.
Ray wants to rebuild working class neighborhoods. He wants to improve education and create economic opportunity in District 2. He wants to refocus the state’s economic development efforts on good paying jobs that will build a better future for the next generation. Ray will work to make Florida the best state in the nation for working families.
Ray Guillory’s political experiences include:
- Candidate for Florida House District 2, 2016
- Candidate for Escambia County Commissioner District 2, 2014
- Treasurer for the Northwest Florida AFL-CIO.
- Recording Secretary for Northwest Florida Central Labor Council 2015-2017.
- Delegate for ITPEU 4873 to Northwest Florida Central Labor Council.
- Escambia County Democratic Executive Committee Member 2008-2015.
- Member of the Florida Democratic Progressive Caucus.