ABOUT OUR CHAIRMAN
Daniel Uhlfelder is an attorney and public health advocate who has led the fight against Governor Ron DeSantis’ harmful agenda by holding him accountable for the many ways in which he has failed the people of Florida. Over the course of 2020, as the Coronavirus pandemic worsened due DeSantis’ lack of leadership, Daniel’s crusade as the “Grim Reaper” on Florida’s beaches provided him with a national platform to highlight the importance of mask-wearing, social distancing and responsible public health policy. His work earned him coverage in Newsweek, the Washington Post, CNN, Esquire, the Guardian, Inside Edition and other outlets – as well as nearly 200,000 Twitter followers.
Daniel sued Governor DeSantis for violating his constitutional responsibility to protect the citizens of Florida. Prior to this, he fought back against former Arkansas Governor and FOX News contributor Mike Huckabee’s efforts to limit historically guaranteed public access to Florida’s beaches. Most recently, he has criticized those whose efforts to overturn the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election resulted in violence and death during the siege of the US Capitol. To this end, Daniel successfully forced Loews Hotels to cancel a fundraiser in support of US Senator Josh Hawley, who joined Ron DeSantis in leading efforts to keep Donald Trump in power at any cost against the will of more than 81 million American voters.
Mr. Uhlfelder is an alumnus of Stanford University and the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. He lives in the Florida Panhandle with his wife Michelle and their two school-age children.