FFRF Action Fund celebrates primary victory of Carlos Guillermo Smith


The FFRF Action Fund is pleased to announce a crucial election victory for Carlos Guillermo Smith, who received our enthusiastic endorsement.

Guillermo Smith secured the Democratic nomination for Florida’s 17th state Senate District last week. He previously represented the Orlando area in the Florida House but narrowly lost his reelection bid in 2022 due to Republican gerrymandering. Now that he is headed back to the Legislature, Guillermo Smith is determined to uphold secular and humanist values, opposing the Christian nationalist efforts to enforce its ideologies on matters such as LGBTQ-plus rights and abortion. He is dedicated to thwarting the Republican legislative majority in Florida and Gov. Ron DeSantis from encroaching on our secular government.

Guillermo Smith is a respected civil rights leader, alumnus of the University of Central Florida and identifies as a LGBTQ Latino and a “forward-thinking millennial.” We are confident that Guillermo Smith’s leadership will contribute significantly to creating a more inclusive and secular society. This victory serves as a testament to the growing recognition and support for secular governance among voters.

The FFRF Action Fund congratulates Guillermo Smith and looks forward to working closely to advance our shared principles. This election result is not just a win for our endorsed candidate, but for all who believe in the necessity of a secular government that respects and protects the rights of all its citizens—regardless of their religious beliefs or lack thereof.

Learn more about Guillermo Smith at his campaign website.

FFRF Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization that develops and advocates for legislation, regulations and government programs to preserve the constitutional principle of separation between state and church. It also advocates for the rights and views of nonbelievers, endorses candidates for political office, and publicizes the views of elected officials concerning religious liberty issues.