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Transgender Political Candidates Monica DePaul and Wendy Ella May Explain Their Positions on Universal Health Care

May 7, 2018
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Danielle Bernstein

"No job I have worked has ever provided health care,” congressional candidate Monica DePaul tells Teen Vogue, noting that most of the positions she has held — adjunct professor, for one — have required a master’s degree.

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Duval Democrats courted by congressional candidates

April 17, 2018
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A.G. Gancarski

DePaul offered a holistic critique of the system, noting at one point that “the rent is too damn high” and another that we need Medicare for all.

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Democrats demonstrate determination to ‘paint the town blue’ at recent gala

March 5, 2018
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Jon Blauvelt

Monica DePaul, a transgender woman, author and former writing professor at University of North Florida, made her case for Florida’s 4th District seat, which is currently held by Rep. John Rutherford (R.). DePaul first focused on education, emphasizing the importance of investing in students, providing necessary resources for teachers and working to make college tuition more affordable.

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2/21/2018: Monica DePaul; Constitution Revision Commission; Trintals; Riverside Craft Beer Festival

February 21, 2018
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Kevin Meerschaert

Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Democratic 4th District Congressional candidate Monica DePaul who is looking to challenge incumbent Republican Congressman John Rutherford (01:18).

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Former UNF adjunct Monica DePaul shares her congress plan

July 27, 2017
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Alexandra Torres-Perez

Aside from teaching, she volunteers at several local organizations like the local Democratic party and Equality Florida. She was the first transgender delegate at the DNC. She was also vocal during the passage of the human rights ordinance.

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Transgender Activist, Vampire Novelist Running Against Rutherford

July 13, 2017
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Andrew Breiner

Monica DePaul, a University of North Florida adjunct English professor, author of vampire novels, and transgender activist, hopes to unseat Republican Rep. John Rutherford to represent Florida’s 4th District.

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Two UNF professors running for Congress

July 13, 2017
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Ronnie Rogers

Political science professor Nancy Soderberg and adjunct English professor Monica DePaul announced they were running for Congress on the same day.

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Transgender Jacksonville vampire fiction writer running for Congress

July 12, 2017
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Jenna Bourne

A Jacksonville transgender woman has filed to run for Congress.
She’s running for the seat currently held by Republican Representative and former Sheriff John Rutherford.
Monica DePaul is an adjunct English professor at University of North Florida who also writes vampire novels.
“No one like me has ever run in this area before,” said DePaul.

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DNC's Transgender Delegates Celebrate Advances, Recognize Challenges

July 29, 2016
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Julie Moreau

Twenty-seven transgender delegates met in the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday, the last day of the Democratic National Convention. The size of this delegation has doubled since 2012, making this the largest gathering of trans delegates in history.

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How it felt when America got a first woman presidential nominee

July 29, 2016
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Rick Hampson

Monica DePaul of Jacksonville, Fla., is the state’s first transgender delegate and one of two dozen, a record number, attending the convention from all over the country.

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DNC delegates anticipate Sen. Tim Kaine's remarks to convention

July 27, 2016
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Samantha Manning

“It seems like he really is the candidate who is meant to sort of bridge with Republicans and moderates as opposed to bridge with the big progressive movement,” Duval County delegate Monica DePaul said.

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A display of diversity among Democratic delegates

July 27, 2016
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Frances Kuo

And then there are the young delegates, like Monica DePaul galvanized by the Bernie sanders movement and this is her first convention.

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Transgender delegate a first for Florida

July 27, 2016
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Brent Batten

Florida delegates to the Democratic National Convention will remember 2016 as the year they nominated Hillary Clinton.
And the year they met Monica DePaul.

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Fla. Delegates for Sanders Slam DNC Chairwoman

July 25, 2016
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Associated Press

"We want to defeat Trump too, and frankly, the fact that she's proving that our side can be that corrupt...Debbie Wasserman-Schultz practically wants to get Trump elected."

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UNF Adjunct Professor Represents LGBT Community as Florida’s First Transgender Delegate

May 31, 2016
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Nick Blank

Monica DePaul isn’t afraid to criticize fellow Democrats, challenge the misconceptions about the transgender community or fight for better treatment of adjunct professors. She is a self-published author, blogger, LGBT activist, and video game enthusiast. Now she’s entering the political arena. Specifically the Wells Fargo Center, the site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 26-28.

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Tia Mitchell: Jacksonville transgender woman makes history, talks bathrooms

May 28, 2016
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Tia Mitchell

Monica DePaul can be described in many ways: adjunct English professor at the University of North Florida, living-wage advocate, Bernie Sanders supporter, human-rights ordinance backer and a girl who years ago came to the realization she had been born with the wrong body parts

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Florida Democrats Elect First Openly Transgender Delegate

May 24, 2016
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Kate Payne

Monica DePaul is a University of North Florida adjunct professor, a Bernie Sanders supporter, and now the state’s first openly transgender delegate. She believes public officials should reflect the country.

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First transgender delegate elected in Florida

May 23, 2016
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Nicole Dudenhoefer

DePaul will be one of 30 delegates from the LGBT community meeting in July at the convention in Philadelphia where the Democratic candidate for President of the United States will be nominated.

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HRO Jacksonville | Monica Paige DePaul | #JAXHRO | #jaxpol | 2016 @MPDePaul

January 25, 2016
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Brian Castellani

This video is from Monica Paige DePaul during the general public commentary on Jacksonville's City Council Public Comment section for the Human Rights Ordinance, that occurred in January of 2016.

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Jacksonville City Council hears debate over potential expansion of Human Rights Ordinance

January 12, 2016
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Catherine Varnum

“I’m transgender and I’d look grossly out of place in a men’s room. It’s not about men in dresses, it’s about people’s identity,” said supporter Monica Depaul.

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