Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, announced Saturday that she is running for office in Miami.
Fulton, who turned to activism after her son was shot dead by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman the in 2012, will be entering the race to join the 13-member board of Miami-Dade County commissioners according to the Miami Herald.
Fulton said in a statement that she would continue working to end gun violence. She will challenge Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert for the seat that is up for grabs in 2020 because of term limits.
Currently, Trayvon’s parents head The Trayvon Martin Foundation in Miami Gardens, the district Fulton will represent should she be elected to the Miami-Dade County Commission. The organization’s primary goal is to provide “emotional and financial support” to families who have lost children to gun violence, according to its website.