Except for Ed Montanari, the eight-person St. Pete City Council is made up of Democrats.
So, it’s not unusual that most of them back fellow Democrat Gina Driscoll in her race against Republican Justin Bean for the St. Pete City Council District 6 race.
While technically a nonpartisan race, no one associated with the Democrats in Pinellas County and Florida is treating it as such, so it’s not a surprise that Lisa Wheeler-Bowman has become the latest Democratic member of the council to back Driscoll in Nov. 7 election.
“I’m endorsing Gina because we can trust her to listen to all of our residents and do the right thing for the City of St. Petersburg,” said Wheeler-Bowman. “She is a public servant at heart, and I know we’ll be able to work together to build stronger neighborhoods throughout the city and bring meaningful economic development to South St. Pete.”
“I’m so honored to have the support of Council Vice Chair Wheeler-Bowman,” Driscoll said Thursday. “I have so much respect for the work she’s done for our city, both during her time on City Council and before. I look forward to working with her once I’m elected.”
Driscoll has previously been endorsed by Darden Rice, Charlie Gerdes and Karl Nurse.
Early voting by mail began earlier this week in the District 6 race. Election Day is Nov. 7.