Wayne Messam 2020 presidential campaign

The 2020 presidential campaign of Wayne Messam, the 10th Mayor of Miramar, Florida began on March 28, 2019, when Messam stated that he would be running for President of the United States in 2020 on an online campaign video.[1]

Wayne for America
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Campaign2020 United States presidential election (Democratic Party primaries)
CandidateWayne Messam
Mayor of Miramar, Florida (2015–present)
AffiliationDemocratic Party
StatusExploratory committee formed: April 8, 2019
Announced: March 28, 2019
Suspended:November 20, 2019
HeadquartersMiramar, Florida, U.S.
SloganChange can't wait.

In early 2019 many sources said that Messam would run for president to which he responded with "all options will remain on the table."[2][3] On March 13, 2019, he announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a possible run.[4] He formally announced his candidacy on March 28, 2019.[1]

Messam launched his campaign at a rally at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.[5]

Messam traveled to South Carolina, one of the early primary states in early March.[1] He soon traveled to New Hampshire in May with further trips included South Carolina, Michigan, Nevada and California.[6]

Messam dropped out from the race on November 20, 2019 following low polling numbers, money raised and lack of qualification to any of the debates.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dan Merica (March 28, 2019). "Florida Mayor Wayne Messam announces 2020 presidential bid". CNN.
  2. Smiley, David. "Can anyone be president in 2020? This South Florida mayor may run and find out". Miami Herald. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  3. waynemessam (February 4, 2019). "My wife Angela and I count it a blessing that the great record of the city of Miramar would even place us in this conversation. When it comes to being an ambassador for the city, I have always said that all options will remain on the table" (Tweet).
  4. "Little-known Florida mayor to announce 2020 exploratory committee". CNN. March 13, 2019.
  5. "Florida Mayor Wayne Messam Announces 2020 Run To 'Restore American Dream". WBUR. April 11, 2019.
  6. "Newest presidential candidate, Mayor Wayne Messam, to make first NH campaign visit May 2". April 5, 2019.
  7. "Wayne Messam suspends long-shot bid for presidency". USA Today. November 20, 2019.

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