Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, to run for political office

( CNN) Sybrina Fulton, an African-American mother who became a social right organizer after the 2012 fatal shooting of her lad, Trayvon Martin, is running for government position in Florida.

“My time as a civil servants began 30 years ago at Miami-Dade County. Since 2012, I have advocated tirelessly to entitle our communities and obligate them safer, ” Fulton said in an Instagram post Sunday. “But the work is not done. I am proud to announce that I will run to represent District 1 on the province commission.”
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The commission seat Fulton is seeking will be vacant in 2020 after period limits will foreclose current District 1 Commissioner Barbara Jordan from running again. Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III is also operating to replenish the seat, CNN affiliate WSVN reported.

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