Brandi Gabbard won the backing of the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association in her bid for the District 2 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council.
“Your St. Petersburg police officers represented locally by the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) are proud to endorse Brandi Gabbard for St. Petersburg City Council, District 2,” said George Lofton, President of the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association. “Her understanding of what it takes to keep St. Petersburg vibrant and successful shows in her involvement in our city. As a longtime supporter of our local police, we’re confident her first priority is to keep our city’s residents and visitors safe. We’re proud to have Brandi Gabbard as a partner in our efforts and urge citizens to elect her to City Council.”
“Public safety is the most mportant service our city provides,” Gabbard responded in a statement. “I am honored to have the endorsement of the Sun Coast PBA and look forward to working with them for years to come. It is imperative that our law enforcement officers have the tools, technology, training and support they need to do the best job they can in protecting our citizens. I stand with our police, firefighters, and emergency personnel as we work together to better our communities.”
An Indiana native, Gabbard is a Realtor making her first run for office this year in District 2, where she’s facing banker Barclay Harless.