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Charlie Crist endorses Deveron Gibbons

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From Gibbons’ website: In a stunning development in the race for Mayor of St. Petersburg, Governor Charlie Crist today announced his full support for local business, education and civic leader Deveron Gibbons.

“Deveron Gibbons is the story of a hometown kid who’s becoming a hometown champion for St. Pete,” Governor Crist said.

“While many people outside St. Petersburg know Deveron as smart, determined, and experienced at every level of government, here in St. Pete, Deveron is known as someone who will go the distance to be helpful.

“His resume of civic leadership – in business, education, housing, and the arts – is well established, his fiscal conservatism is well-documented and his people-first attitude means St. Petersburg would prosper under another great mayor,” Crist said.

“I enthusiastically endorse Deveron Gibbons for Mayor, and I know he will be a great mayor we can all turn to,” Crist said.

“Charlie Crist has been a champion for the people of Florida, and I couldn’t be more pleased, or more humbled, by his show of support,” Gibbons said.

Deveron Gibbons has been endorsed by a host of local, regional and state leaders, and leads the mayoral field in local contributors.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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