Michele will be one of the first two black, queer women elected to the Florida State Legislature
Born and raised in Pinellas County, Michele Rayner is a widely respected civil rights attorney and social justice advocate and lead counsel of Civil Liberty Law. Prior to opening her own law firm, Ms. Rayner served as an Assistant Public Defender and Legislative Aide. Ms. Rayner earned her B.S. in Political Science and International Affairs and M.S. in International Affairs from Florida State University and her J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law. Currently, she serves as local counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense fund, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Fred G. Minnis Bar Association.