Ed Hooper kicking-off County Commission bid with fundraiser at Birchwood Hotel in St. Pete

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To help Republican Ed Hooper kick-off his newest campaign, his friends and supporters are hosting a reception for his campaign to succeed Norm Roche.

The event will be in St. Petersburg Sept. 17 at The Birchwood Hotel, 340 Beach Drive NE, starting at 5:30 p.m.  

Hooper is finishing his fourth term in the Legislature, currently representing House District 67 with a solid Republican voting record; due to term limits, he cannot seek re-election. For the county seat, so far he is running unopposed.

A former Clearwater fire lieutenant, paramedic and Clearwater city commissioner, Hooper received “A” grades in his Legislative Report Card by the Florida Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll for every year from 2007 to 2012. He was also Majority Deputy Whip from 2008 to 2010.

Over his legislative career, Hooper voted for the Florida KidCare program, making it easier for families to obtain health insurance for their children, as well as funds to save the Willa Carson Health Resource Center, a health resource for families in Clearwater’s North Greenwood neighborhood.

The event’s host committee includes some the most noted GOP officials in Pinellas County, as well as several business and community leaders:

  • Brent Sembler
  • Sen. Jack Latvala
  • Hon. Frank Hibbard Brian Aungst, Jr.
  • Frank Chivas
  • Hon. Jim Frishe
  • Gregg Nicklaus
  • Alan Bomstein
  • Chuck Prather
  • Ken Marks
  • Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri
  • Hon. Jay Beyrouti
  • David Brandon
  • Ed Droste
  • Darryl LeClair
  • Deborah Nicklaus
  • Dave Bair
  • Doug Russell
  • Hon. Jim Coats
  • Hon. Brian & Karen Aungst
  • Joe Burdette
  • Tony Satterfield
  • Lee Arnold

For more information, or to RSVP for the event, contact ChrisLatvala@hotmail.com or call (727) 545-9566.

Ed Hooper County campaign fundraiser Sept 17

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.