Steve Kornell is getting key support in his bid for re-election to the St. Pete City Council. Former state chief financial officer and former gubernatorial and congressional candidate Alex Sink is co-hosting a reception supporting his campaign.
Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner and activist Larry Biddle join Sink in her support.
The event is hosted by Pinellas Democratic Party chair Susan McGrath, political organizer Nick Janovsky, political scientist and former State Senate candidate Judithanne McLaughlan and her husband, Ramsay, former mayoral candidate Scott Wagman, Linda Lucas, Lorraine Landlois, Annie Hiotis, as well as Connie Lancaster, Toni Russell, Paul Wilborn and Peter Wallace.
The reception will be at the home of Larry Biddle located at 913 Prospect Court South in St. Petersburg.
Hosts suggest donations between $100 and $500 for the event on May 19 from 7-8:30 p.m.
As of the end of March, Kornell had already raised more than $26,000 for his campaign.
Kornell has not yet drawn a challenger.
This is Kornell’s third campaign for his seat. He replaced former City Council member Jamie Bennett for the District 5 Pinellas Point seat after Bennett vacated the position to run unsuccessfully for mayor.
If elected, it would be Kornell’s final four years due to term limits.