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John Morroni backs Justin Bean for St. Pete Council District 6

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John Morroni is endorsing businessman Justin Bean in the St. Petersburg District City Council race. “Justin Bean is absolutely the right person to represent the residents of District 6,” Morroni, a longtime Pinellas County GOP commissioner, said in a statement Tuesday from the Bean campaign. “He is open, fair-minded and focused on making sure everyone benefits when St. Petersburg succeeds.  I am excited to endorse his candidacy.”

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Former St. Pete Council chair supports Justin Bean in District 6 race

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Former St. Petersburg City Council Chair Bill Dudley is endorsing Justin Bean for the District 6 seat. The former teacher, coach and two-term council member released a statement Friday calling Bean a “true civic leader.”

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Announcing another bid for St. Pete mayor, Rick Baker savages Rick Kriseman

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Speaking in impassioned tones Tuesday, former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker is ready to tangle head on against incumbent Rick Kriseman. “You’re going to hear a lot about Republicans and Democrats over the next few months,” Baker said as he formally announced his bid for mayor on the steps of St. Pete City Hall. “Because that’s that’s the only thing they have.” Baker was referring to earlier statements from Kriseman’s campaign manager about Baker’s support for Republicans like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin…

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Former St. Pete City Council member Bill Dudley endorses Joanne Lentino

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Former St. Petersburg City Council member Bill Dudley has endorsed Joanne Lentino for the Pinellas County School Board District 1 seat. “Joanne Lentino is the only Pinellas County public school teacher running in this race with 10 years of experience teaching full time in our schools before she recently retired, “ Dudley said. He added, “Endorsed by teachers and support professionals, Joanne will work full time for Pinellas families and represent our community well on the Pinellas County School Board…

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Going into Election Day, Ken Peluso leads in fundraising in Pinellas School Board races

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Incumbent Ken Peluso, who’s running for re-election to the District 4 seat on the Pinellas School Board, is the fundraising winner. But Peluso is not the big spender. That distinction goes to Matt Stewart, who’s running against three other candidates for the District 1 At-Large seat. With one day to go before casting final votes, here’s how the fundraising and spending have gone in the races for the three open seats on the School Board. Four candidates are vying for…

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Pinellas schoolteachers should be allowed to carry concealed weapons, School Board candidate says

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Pinellas schools are not safe and teachers should have the means to defend themselves and students should the need arise, Mike Petruccelli said Wednesday. Petruccelli is an Indian Shores council member who’s making a run for the District 5 seat on the Pinellas County School Board. He made his remarks Wednesday in response to an audience question during a school board candidates’ forum at a luncheon meeting of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club. Eight of the nine candidates running for…

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Pinellas school board candidate: Being elected is “not a priority”

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Robert J. Beal, a first-time candidate, says his first priority is his daughter, who has medical issues, and not the election. “It’s not a priority to tell you the truth,” Beal said Wednesday. “I have a lot on my plate. … Nothing else matters except for my daughter.” But Beal said he’s not withdrawing from the District 1 at-large race for the Pinellas County School Board. He just doesn’t plan a vigorous campaign. “If I get elected, I’ll do the…

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