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Andrew Gillum won the primary election! He is best known as Mayor of Tallahassee and is a nominee of Florida governor. On 28th August 2018, he became a nominee for Governor of Florida from the Florida Democratic Party. He will be facing Rob DeSantis from the Republican Party in the election.
Born on 26th July 1979, Andrew Gillum’s hometown is in Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is American by nationality and belongs to African-American by ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Leo. For education, he went to Florida A&M University and graduated in Bachelor of Arts.
|Name||Andrew D. Gillum|
|Birthday||26th July 1979|
|Birthplace||Gainesville, Florida, USA|
|Age||39 years old|
|Married/Wife||Jai Howard (R. Jai Gillum)|
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
As one of the youngest politician in the US, Andrew does make a handsome sum of income. According to PayScale.com, an average salary of mayor is $61 thousand a year. However, Tallahassee.com mentioned his yearly salary to be $79,176 as a mayor, and also earns $71,680 from his consulting works.
His total assets include his Carisbrooke Lane house worth $462,000 and have deferred compensation account with $81,989. He has three savings account with almost $70 thousand balance. According to his financial report, Andrew has a net worth of $334,200 as of 2018.
Married to Wife R. Jai Gillum (Jai Howard)
Andrew met his current wife (then-girlfriend) while in college. In an interview with Tallahassee.com, he stated that he met his wife in the late 1990s in the Student Government Association. He said:
‘She came in one day with sort of a short skirt on. So, I gave her a warning and told her she had to leave the chamber because she was not appropriately dressed.’
However, R. Jai insisted that she was in a business suit. Moreover, he also revealed how he proposed to her. He stated:
‘I got down on one knee and asked her if she would be my life partner.’
The lovely duo exchanged wedding vows on 24th May 2009.
Father of Three Children
Andrew is a father of three children from his relationship. According to his campaign website, he lives with his wife and children in Tallahassee, Florida. Moreover, a close source mentioned that he has twins named Caroline and Jackson. Also, the third son’s name is Davis.
Parents, Siblings, and Family
Andrew was born in Miami and raised in his hometown, Gainesville, Florida. His has six siblings, as he is the fifth child of his parents. He was born to the house of Charles Gillum, who is a construction worker and Frances Gillum, who is school bus driver by profession.
His parents tried their best to give him better studies. So, he went to Gainesville High School, and later to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Height, Weight, Color
Andrew is decently tall possessing a height of 6 feet 3 inches and weighs about 81 kilos. As he is from African-American descent, his skin color is dark brown, has brown hair and eyes. Nothing much regarding his biceps, arms, chest, and body size is provided.