Democratic candidate for congress April Freeman has died, according to family

April Freeman, Democratic Candidate for congress has died, according to a post on her Facebook page written by her husband.

Freeman was running for Congressional FL District 17.

She first ran in 2014 to replace Trey Radel, then she ran in 2016 against current Congressman Tom Rooney.

At the time of her passing, she was in the middle of her campaign against Greg Steube.

Each time, Freeman ran as an uncompromising Democrat in a heavily conservative district. She believed in economic equality and environmental protection and championed those issues on the campaign trail.

“Our environment, the people of this district, our economy, working families, these are all very important issues that are being ignored,” she said. “I’m not going to sit back and just let that happen, I’m going to fight.”

Freeman’s opponent, Greg Steube, says he will cancel his campaign events next week to honor her memory.

WINK News is still working to learn the cause of death.

Freeman leaves behind two children and two grandchildren.

The Facebook post reads:

Its with great sadness that I feel I must inform all of you that my beloved wife April passed away suddenly last night. To all of her family and friends here on Facebook, my heart aches with you.

Trust WINK News to bring you the latest details as they are confirmed.

Its with great sadness that I feel I must inform all of you that my beloved wife April passed away suddenly last night. To all of her family and friends here on Facebook, my heart aches with you.

Posted by April Freeman on Monday, September 24, 2018

Reporter:Oliver Redsten
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