STEVEN MACHAT is running to represent Florida’s 26th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives.

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want the opportunity to wake up each morning with a sense of purpose, and to go to sleep at night knowing they have contributed in some small way to themselves, their friends and family, and their community.

Growing up in New York City, Steven was exposed early to the idea of America — an industrious nation of opportunity, built by the tireless hands of people from all all corners of the world who came in search of freedom and a new start.

Steven gained experience with our legal system first-hand in the 1970s, working as a public defender in Davidson County, Tennessee. He worked on Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign, wherein he got his first taste of the nuances of partisan politics. Later, in 1978, he and his father Marty became partners in the music industry. Steven worked as a manager, promoter, marketer, and executive producer while protecting the legal interests of clients like Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, and Snoop Dogg, among others. His career has taken him to both coasts and across the world, frequently moving between Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and London.

Coming of age during a time in America’s history rife with civil unrest and profound change was an experience that has left Steven a tenacious social activist with an insatiable love of and genuine appreciation for history and the ways in which social changes come about. He has seen and experienced life in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. He has toured all 67 counties in the Sunshine State, during which he met and spoke with Floridians from all walks of life, learning their concerns about the present and their hopes for the future.

At the heart of this campaign is Steven’s passion for justice and equity for all people. He will be a representative for all Floridians, and will never stop fighting to protect their health, education, equality, and security.