How Andrew Gillum’s Miami childhood shaped the views of Florida’s would-be governor

The exact reason police had returned to the house at 14235 Jefferson Street escapes Gillum, who couldn’t have been more than 9 or 10 at the time. What he can still conjure up, though, is the resolve he felt as he watched his mother close the door and cry.

“I kind of made up in my mind that I was never going to upset her like that,” Gillum, now the 39-year-old Democratic nominee for Florida governor, said in an interview. “That’s something you don’t really forget.”
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