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Lisa Wheeler-Bowman: Corey Givens ‘passion’ makes him best choice for St. Pete City Council

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St. Petersburg City Councilwoman Lisa Wheeler-Bowman is endorsing Corey Givens, Jr. in his bid for St. Petersburg District 6. “Corey Givens is the best choice for voters,” Wheeler-Brown, who represents District 7, said in a statement Tuesday. “He embodies the knowledge, leadership, and experience required to serve such a uniquely diverse district. I’ve worked closely with Corey over the years and I can truly say that his passion and love for community is genuine.” “I personally would like to thank Lisa for standing with me,” Givens responds. “District…

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Corey Givens hosting downtown business owners fundraiser May 8

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A group of downtown businesses owners will be hosting a reception next week to support Corey Givens Jr. in his bid for St. Petersburg City Council. The event will take place 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 8, at Parkshore Grill, 300 Beach Dr. NE in downtown St. Petersburg. Givens is running for the District 6 seat, which encompasses portions of downtown, Midtown, Old Northeast, Bahama Shores and other Southeast neighborhoods. Term-limited Karl Nurse currently holds the seat. “The purpose of this…

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Democratic activist Jim Jackson becomes latest entrant into District 6 race

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Add longtime educator and Democratic Party activist Jim Jackson‘s name to the growing list of candidates vying for the St. Petersburg District 6 seat being vacated by the term-limited Karl Nurse. “I feel that I can bring the different parts of the city together,” Jackson explained Monday. “Downtown is thriving. It may be thriving too much for some people in terms of the rapid growth,” he says, bemoaning the fact that a lot of people would love to live in the downtown…

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‘Policy wonk’ John Johnson plans listening tour for St. Pete City Council bid

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John Johnson, a research administrator at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, is the latest candidate to file in the crowded St. Petersburg City Council District 6 contest. The 46-year-old native Ohio resident calls himself a policy wonk, not a politician.  “My background is education, so I’m a strong believer in education, and what it can do at all levels,” he said in an interview on Monday. “If we can improve primary education, if we can partner with some of the colleges and…

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