Museum founder and retired teacher Geraldine Thompson is a veteran of Florida’s legislature. In her four years serving in the state Senate and eight years in the state House, Geraldine has never lost sight of what’s most important: getting results for her community. As the first Black woman to represent Orlando in the legislature, Geraldine is running on her years of consistent, successful legislative experience serving Central Florida.
- Served as the secretary to Representative Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry, the first Black woman elected to the Florida Legislature
- Former educator who established the College Reach Out Program to help thousands of low-income students receive a college education
- Founded the Wells’ Built Museum of African American History and Culture to help highlight and preserve a little-known portion of Central Florida’s history