City Council candidate Amy Foster picks up four key local endorsements

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Amy Foster picked up four prominent endorsements today from local elected officials in her bid for St. Petersburg City Council District 8.

The four officials most recently supporting Foster, who is no relation to Mayor Bill Foster:

  • Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson
  • Gulfport City Councilmember Michael Fridovich
  • Oldsmar City Councilmember Linda Norris
  • Largo City Commissioner Michael Smith

Foster’s support has quickly grown for the relative newcomer to the political scene. Foster began her campaign with the endorsement of Jeff Danner, the term-limited Councilmember she is hoping to replace. She has also since picked up union support from both the Suncoast Police Benevolent Association and the St. Pete firefighters union.  

“It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse Amy Foster for St. Pete City Council,” Henderson said in a statement released today. “She has a great plan of action to address concerns along 34th Street in St. Pete, and I look forward to working with her to improve the 49th Street corridor too, which is the place where our two cities meet.”

In addition to endorsements, Foster is also leading in fundraising. According to campaign reports, Foster posted $23,760 in campaign contributions since entering the contest April 15. The next closest candidate, in terms of money raised, is Steve Galvin, with $14,580—much of it in the form of his own money loaned to the campaign.

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