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Ed Montanari to host May 28 funder at St. Pete’s Green Bench Brewing

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St. Petersburg City Council hopeful Ed Montanari is calling on friends and supporters to join him Thursday, May 28, for a fundraiser in his District 3 campaign.

The event begins 5:30 p.m. at the Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 Baum Avenue, in St. Petersburg.

Currently, the event’s host committee has a handful of Pinellas County’s top political and business leaders: state Sen. Jeff Brandes; lobbyist Alan Suskey; Riley Hansen and Lacy Maguire of Poli Solutions Consulting, area business executives Nick DiCeglie and LJ Govoni; investment analyst Lucas DeVicente; Dan Saginario and Greg Holden; Tee Grizzard, Tobin Robeck and attorney Todd Jennings.

Supporters will be served complimentary drinks and food. To RSVP, visit or call (727) 201-5449.

Montanari, a longtime community advocate and member of several community advisory panels, is running unopposed for the District 3 seat now held by term-limited Councilman Bill Dudley.

He has since been endorsed by Dudley, the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association, state Rep. Kathleen Peters, St. Petersburg Free Clinic CEO Beth Houghton and a growing number of influential Tampa Bay-area leaders.

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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 His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, 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 and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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