A twenty-one FAU junior is running against State Rep. George Moraitis for a seat in the Florida House. Douglas Morgan Oberman, a Democrat, is running for the District 93 seat. Like most 21 year old college kids, Oberman details his life experience on social media.
Originally from Illinois, Oberman enrolled at FAU three years ago. Under “work,” Oberman lists “candidate for Florida House of Representatives.” According to his Facebook page, Oberman adopted a cat last year.
When Oberman posted a picture of his campaign flyer, a Facebook friend asked, “is this a joke?”
Oberman is huge Bernie Sanders fan. He took to Facebook after somebody scribbled a four-letter word on his Bernie Sanders bumper sticker. Oberman wrote, “I’m not mad at you for having your opinions against Bernie. I’m not mad at you for being most likely a conservative. But I’m disappointed in you.” (sniff)
In a University Press story from September, Oberman explained his fondness for Bernie Sanders. “I believe that if we want change, and if we want to send a message to Washington and say that they cannot mess with our rights as individuals to express ourselves and our full political and social potential, it’s time to send Bernie Sanders,” Oberman said. “If we want to say ‘no’ to big businesses taking away our rights, and ‘no’ to a corrupt campaign and finance system that allows billionaires to buy elections: Bernie Sanders.”
No word if Oberman will transfer to FSU if elected.