Florida governor hopeful Philip Levine speaks with FSU students

Posted at 3:26 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 14:58:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Gubernatorial candidate Phillip Levine visited Florida State University Tuesday to engage students in conversation about the political issues most important to them for the upcoming election.

Students at FSU had the opportunity to speak directly with Levine on campus. About thirty students attended with open minds and eager questions.

"Florida has been outpacing the rest of the country with economic growth for the past number of years, and so I want to know what he wants to do, how he plans to keep that going, but also make the investments into renewable energy and other sustainable ways of development," said Anthony Anastasi, a FSU graduate student. 

Additional questions from students addressed topics ranging from protecting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students to controlling gun use both in school and on the streets. 

Levine says one of his greatest priorities is funding education.

"When you're ranked 45th in the country, when your teachers make $10,000 less than the national average, that's not great education," said Levine. "We need to invest if we want these great companies to come to Florida so we have better, higher paying jobs "

If elected, Levine envisions making Florida a leader in the 21st century economy.