David Jolly receives bipartisan endorsement from 15 Pinellas County mayors

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Republican candidate David Jolly announced “bipartisan support” from a “long list” of Pinellas County mayors in the lead up to the special election for Florida’s 13th Congressional District.

“Today, we join in supporting David as the best choice to represent our Pinellas County communities in Congress,” said Mayor Bill Queen of North Redington Beach. “Pinellas is David’s home and the people who live here are his neighbors.”

“Our concerns and needs are his as well, and I know David will be the most effective and capable person to represent Pinellas from day one and continue the wonderful work that Congressman Young started,” he added.In a statement released today, Jolly noted the 15 mayors, including Queen, who are coming out in favor of the former General Counsel to the late U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young:

  • Mayor Bertram Adams of Redington Shores
  • Mayor Chris Arbutine of Belleair Bluffs
  • Mayor Robin Baldwin of Belleair Beach
  • Mayor Dan Calabria of South Pasadena
  • Mayor George Cretekos of Clearwater
  • Mayor Dave Eggers of Dunedin
  • Mayor Jim Lawrence of Indian Shores
  • Mayor Steve McFarlin of St. Pete Beach
  • Mayor Robert Minning of Treasure Island
  • Mayor Travis Palladeno of Madeira Beach
  • Mayor John Robertson of Belleair Shore
  • Mayor Nick Simons of Redington Beach
  • Mayor Sandra Bradbury of Pinellas Park
  • Mayor Leslie Waters of Seminole

“I am thankful to have received the support of these well-respected community leaders who have worked very hard day in and day out to serve, protect and grow our Pinellas County communities,” jolly responded. “I have observed and know the passion these leaders have for their constituents and our Pinellas County home and, if elected, I look forward to the opportunity to work alongside these dedicated public servants to achieve our collective goal of bettering our community.”

Jolly faces former state CFO and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink and Libertarian Lucas Overby in the special CD 13 general election Tuesday, March 11.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.