Chuck Mohlke Endorses Alan Clendenin

Endorsements keep flying in the race for FDP Chair. Yesterday it was Andrew Gillum, a man many would back for FDP Chair today if he ran endorsing Allison Tant here on TPH. Today, it’s the well respected and incredibly knowledgeable long-time National Committeeman Chuck Mohlke endorsing Alan Clendenin. I can speak from personal experience that over a decade ago as a young staffer, Mohlke was an invaluable resource for me as I tried to navigate through the minefield of local DEC politics throughout the state.

Full endorsement below:


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January 12, 2013


TAMPA, FL – Chuck Mohlke, Florida Democratic party political institution in his own right announced today his strong support for Alan Clendenin to lead the Florida Democratic Party.

“Chuck Mohlke has been an incredible mentor for me. There is no one in the state of Florida with the depth and institutional knowledge held by Chuck Mohlke and Dr. T. Wayne Bailey*. It is important a leader has an in depth knowledge of where the party has been (who, what, why and where), the current state of the party and has a vision for where the party needs to go. Chuck Mohlke’s insight and experience have prepared me to a lead our party from where we were to where we need to be.” –Alan Clendenin


Alan Clendenin has earned my support as an experienced, trusted, reliable, dedicated Democrat clearly capable of providing the leadership needed now by the Florida Democratic Party.

As our next State Chair, he will bring years of uninterrupted involvement as a union bargaining agent, Hillsborough County fundraiser and state committeeman, and Democratic Party policy maker.

For the last four years, I have served with Alan as a member of the Democratic National Committee and marveled at his willingness to take on new party-building responsibilities.  His chairmanship of the committee to construct and adopt our Party’s platform for the 2012 election is a notable example of Alan taking on and completing a task benefiting all Florida Democrats.

Because I know he will be open and honest in capturing the commitment of contributors and voters of all stripes to elect a Democratic Governor and Cabinet in 2014 as well as a full complement of Democratic congresspersons, legislators, and local officials throughout our state — I support Alan unreservedly as having the commitment and skill required to be the next State Chair of the Florida Democratic Party. – Chuck Mohlke, Member of the Democratic National Committee – Florida

4 thoughts on “Chuck Mohlke Endorses Alan Clendenin”

  1. While not a game changer this does show some establishment forces are lining up behind Clendenin meaning he may be developing a feel of inevitable victory.

  2. Lewis in Lauderdale

    I must state this one shocks me. Chuck M. I thought was a hardcore insider, constantly on the DNC under several subsequent chairs. The fat lady is close to singing on Tant!

  3. As a former state chair of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida, I found Mr. Mohlke to be someone who showed genuine interest and true feelings for all democrats. His guidance helped me organize 29 county Democratic Black Caucus chapters around the state. His endorsement should be heeded by all DECs and clubs who sought his help to become certified in the FDP.

  4. I hope Lewis you are wrong because the narrative of the Republicans don’t want us to vote is not fixed by having a new chair who worked for the company that did the same thing during the 2000 election and now is working to push Crist. Shit is going to fly…..and the chicken is really coming home to roost in PBC after the Greer trail. Anyone see Wexler lately by the way? Probably hiding because we have a paper trail Mr. Wexler.