Nik Harris is Florida’s first LGBT consumer advocate. The newly created position began in April. The role will address discrimination and fraud while raising awareness about opportunities for LGBT residents in the agriculture industry.

“I’m trying to blaze this trail and figure out other ways in which we can be of assistance,” Harris said. “I also view the role as something of a one-stop state government referral resource." 

Harris is no stranger to state politics. She serves on the HRC Board of Governors and is co-chair of HRC's South Florida Steering Committee. She’s vice president of the Dolphin Democrats and vice president of Florida’s LGBTA Democratic Caucus. 

Most recently she served as senior attorney at the Florida Department of Transportation and was previously the assistant general counsel at FDOT and as claims administration director for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. 

Looking ahead, Harris has no plans, for now, to run for elected office. Currently, she’s focused on her new job.

“I’m passionate about politics and the ways in which we can use government and those offices to help our community,” she said. “I’m all for that.” 

– Denise Royal 


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