Downtown Neighborhood Association President Gina Driscoll announces campaign for St. Pete City Council

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Gina Driscoll

Another day, another candidate has filed for the District 6 seat on St. Pete’s City Council.

Today it was St. Petersburg Downtown Neighborhood Association President Gina Driscoll who announced she is running.

Already in the race are Justin Bean, Eritha “Akile” Caisson, Corey Givens Jr., Jim Jackson, Sharon Russ, James Scott, and Maria Scruggs.

The seat is currently held by Council Member Karl Nurse, who is term-limited. District 6 comprises the eastern part of Midtown and extends through downtown into the Old Northeast neighborhood.

“I’m running because I want to continue my service to our community. I’ve been working for years to improve our neighborhoods and the business climate in St. Petersburg. Now, I want to do more to serve our city and make it an even better place to live, work, and play.”

In addition to being the President of the St. Petersburg Downtown Neighborhood Association, Driscoll is on the Board of the Downtown Business Association, serves on the Organizational Committee of the Central Avenue Council, and is a member of the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce.

She currently works at the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown on Beach Drive.

“Over the next few months, I’ll be listening to voters about the issues and concerns they have and working with them to create solutions that are effective and efficient. I truly believe that a rising tide should lift all boats and that when there is success in our city we should all share in it.”

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