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Alex Sink endorses Jennifer Webb in HD 69 contest

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Former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink is giving her seal of approval to Jennifer Webb, the Gulfport based Democrat now running in the House District 69 seat.

“Jennifer Webb is a proven leader who will bring a strong, independent voice to Tallahassee for the hard working residents of Pinellas County,” Sink said on Tuesday. “For too long, career politicians have put the needs of lobbyists and special interests ahead of our community. Jennifer understands the challenges facing Pinellas families and will make sure that our tax dollars are spent wisely to improve our public schools, create good-paying jobs, protect our beautiful beaches and water supplies from fracking, and encourage business investment in alternative energy like solar.”

“As Florida’s CFO, Alex Sink focused on protecting consumers and their pocketbooks,” said Webb. “Alex worked on both sides of the aisle to find common sense solutions. I am honored to have Alex’s endorsement and will always put the people of Pinellas first.”

Webb serves as Director of Community Partnerships at USF in Tampa. She officially announced her candidacy in the Pinellas County race last month, where she’s taking on GOP incumbent Kathleen Peters in a race that state Democrats believe can go from red to blue.

Webb announced last week she had raised more than $20,000 since entering the contest. Peters raised more than $11,000 last month, and has raised more than $141,000 this cycle (with more than $114,000 cash-on-hand).

HD 69 includes Gulfport, Madeira Beach, Pinellas Park, South Pasadena, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island and parts of St. Petersburg.

 

 

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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