EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Gillum Scores Paid Speaking Gigs | NTK Network EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Gillum Scores Paid Speaking Gigs

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Gillum Scores Paid Speaking Gigs

The former Tallahassee mayor and failed Florida gubernatorial candidate is cashing in on his public service while he faces an ethics complaint.

By NTK Staff | 01.29.2019 @3:30pm
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Gillum Scores Paid Speaking Gigs

Andrew Gillum, the Democrat who narrowly lost to now-Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), is now collecting thousands of dollars in paid speaking gigs, according to documents provided to NTK Network.

Gillum is scheduled to deliver two speeches in February, each earning him thousands of dollars in speaking fees.

First, he will deliver a speech at the University of Missouri – Kansas City for its Division of Diversity and Inclusion. The speech, scheduled for Feb. 7, will be part of its Martin Luther King, Jr. lecture series and will “ideally [focus] on voter disenfranchisement, experience in recent election, etc.,” per the documents.

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The contract, coordinated by the American Program Bureau, Inc., will net Gillum $15,500.

Similarly, Gillum will earn $17,500 for a speech at the Georgia Institute of Technology on Feb. 20. But that’s not all:

“In addition to the fee, Client will be billed for one unrestricted fully-refundable roundtrip first class airfare and one unrestricted fully-refundable roundtrip coach airfare and professional ground transportation in Speaker’s originating city. Client will arrange directly pre-pay for all hotel charges (two rooms, tax and incidentals) for two. Client will also pay for and provide all meals and professional ground transportation in event city.”

That speaking event, a part of the school’s Black History Month program, is billed as, “An Evening with Mayor Andrew Gillum.”

Andrew Gillum Contract – GIT by on Scribd

Earlier on Tuesday, Gillum announced via Twitter that he is joining CNN as a political commentator.

It’s not clear how much Gillum will make from his new television contract.

All of this comes as the Florida state ethics commission announced just days ago that it would proceed on a complaint against Gillum.

Gillum faced six counts related to soliciting and accepting gifts — including rental accommodations in Costa Rica, a boat ride to see the Statue of Liberty and tickets to see the Broadway musical “Hamilton” in 2016 — Gillum’s attorney Barry Richard told CNN.

According to CNN, state law bans accepting gifts of more than $100 for state officials. Gillum is expected to attend and testify at an evidentiary hearing on this case at a later date.

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