Anger over the 2016 presidential election has inspired a new generation of political candidates for the Democratic party.
Jessica Vaughn of New Tampa is one of the thousands who recently decided to run for office for the first time.
She wants to be on the school board.
"I feel like I can really help and listen," Vaughn said.
Vaughn, a Democrat, is frustrated by the election of President Donald Trump.
"I think the threat that I feel in this administration did motivate me to want to have some involvement in the system," Vaughn said.
She's not alone.
Since the election and inauguration, many Democratic women have turned their protests into political ambitions.
"It is a trend we're seeing nationally, and these aren't small numbers. These are huge numbers of people interested in running, by the thousands," said Bay News 9 Democratic political analyst Ana Cruz. "People were angry and they were motivated to do something about it."
Take the national non-profit, Emily's List. The organization trains women for political campaigns. Since November, the organization has heard from nearly 10,000 women - a record number for the group.
And locally, the Hillsborough Democratic Party has seen their own increase in men and women.
"It is a trend we're seeing nationally, and these aren't small numbers. These are huge numbers of people interested in running, by the thousands. People were angry and they were motivated to do something about it." - Bay News 9 Democratic political analyst Ana Cruz
This weekend, the Democrats held a campaign training Boot Camp.
There were so many who signed up, the session was moved to a bigger space. Vaughn attended.
"There were a lot of good things that came out of that training," Vaughn said.
The chair of the Hillsborough Democratic Party believes the number of local attendees had a lot to do with the frustration over national politics.
Democrats are just hoping the recent surge of political interest means a turning point and fresh new candidates for the party.