April is a wife, mother, grandmother, business owner, activist and community organizer.
April Freeman is working to return dignity and common sense to Washington by running for Congress in Florida’s 17th congressional district. The district spans nine Florida counties including Charlotte, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, and parts of Lee, Polk, and Sarasota counties.
From a young age, April has felt compelled to live her life serving her community. Through, her Aunt and Great-Grandfather, April witnessed the positive effects caring elected officials have on a community. April, also learned the value of hard-work and determination growing up the oldest daughter in a working family.
April recognizes what most voters do, it's time for a change in Congress. This is especially true in the newly drawn 17th district, where we have an extremist who is failing our country. We need a Representative who has the guts to stand up for this country and who will work tirelessly for her constituents. April will be that strong new voice for a new district.
In Congress, April will defend our district, our seniors, our children, our veterans and our environment by pursuing policies that make sense and work. April will work across the aisle and with local government to ensure Floridians benefit from policies that will impact them positively.
April has the experience necessary to lead Florida's New 17th Congressional District. She studied Communications, Economics and Political Science at Yale, and April is a graduate of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, through Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut.
April is a business owner, working in film and television production, working with the AFL-CIO affiliated unions; WGA-East, SAG-AFTRA and IATSE. Her company specializes in development, finance and brand licensing. You can see some of her work like “Hemingway and Gelhorn” on HBO.
April has worked tirelessly to raise money through the means of grassroots donations because she wants to ensure that people who donate to her campaign are aware of her personal investment in this campaign. April believes grassroots fundraising will prove her accountability to the people and not to special interests.
April resides in North Lee County, where she is married to her high school sweetheart David, a HVAC Specialist and member of the AFL-CIO affiliated UA Plumbers, Fitters Welders and Service Techs. April and David have two daughters, and one adorable grandchild.