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From Inverness to Olympia: EL'ona Kearney's Run for Washington Governor



Inverness, Florida – March 1, 2024 – In honor of Women's History Month, EL'ona Kearney's historic candidacy for Governor of Washington State shines as a beacon of hope and resilience. A proud native of Inverness, Florida, and a graduate of Citrus High School, EL'ona's journey from humble beginnings as a single parent and homeless veteran to a hopeful advocate represents the epitome of perseverance and opportunity.

If elected, EL'ona would make history as the first black woman in the United States to win a governorship, a remarkable achievement for a small-town girl from Inverness. Her story embodies the Florida sunshine, bringing warmth and optimism to a state often clouded by controversy and challenges.

A native of Citrus County with her family still residing there, EL'ona Kearney's life story is characterized by overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities. After serving with distinction in military intelligence, she faced homelessness as a single parent upon returning to civilian life.

Undeterred by her circumstances, EL'ona's resilience propelled her forward, eventually leading to stable housing and homeownership in Washington State. Her experiences as a homeless veteran and single mother have fueled her passion for advocacy and community empowerment, inspiring her to seek political office to enact positive change.

"I believe in the power of advocacy. I know it both personally and politically," says EL'ona Kearney. "My journey from homelessness to homeownership has taught me the importance of perseverance and the transformative impact of collective action. As Governor of Washington State, I will fight tirelessly to ensure that every individual has access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive."

EL'ona Kearney's platform centers on support, community, and unity. She is dedicated to addressing critical issues such as housing affordability, mental healthcare access, economic opportunity, and supporting veterans while championing initiatives to empower marginalized communities and combat climate change.

"I am honored to represent the people of Washington State and advocate for those whose voices have been marginalized or ignored," says EL'ona. "Together, we can build a brighter future grounded in compassion, justice, and opportunity."

EL'ona Kearney's candidacy exemplifies the resilience of the human spirit and the power of hope to overcome adversity. From her roots in Inverness, Florida, to her aspirations as a gubernatorial candidate, EL'ona embodies determination, compassion, and leadership, offering a vision of progress and possibility for all Washingtonians.

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with EL'ona Kearney, please contact:

Brian Yount

Candidate admin



### About EL'ona Kearney

EL'ona Kearney is a candidate for Governor of Washington State. A native of Inverness, Florida, and graduate of Citrus High School. EL'ona Kearney interned for former Florida State Representative Jimmie T. Smith and served as JV Commander of VFW Post 1263. With a background in community advocacy, college club leadership, and a bachelor's degree in business, she brings a wealth of experience to her endeavors.


### Connect with EL'ona Kearney

Facebook: @ElonaForGov

Twitter: @ElonaForGov

Instagram: @ElonaForGov


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