The entire Pinellas Park City Council has announced their support for Jim Frishe’s campaign for State Senate District 22. The third largest city in the district, Pinellas Park is home to nearly 50,000 residents. Members of the City Council join a long list of Tampa Bay leaders voicing their support for Jim Frishe as their Senator.
“I’m proud today to endorse Jim Frishe for Senate. As a Representative and community leader Jim has worked with the Pinellas Park City Council on a wide array of issues. He’s been a hard worker, dedicated leader, and I’m proud to give him my full support. With Jim Frishe in the Senate, PinellasPark will continue to have a strong leader in Tallahassee,” said Rick Butler, Vice Mayor of Pinellas Park.
“I am pleased to announce my endorsement of Majority Whip Jim Frishe for State Senate. Having worked with all of our local elected officials I believe without a doubt that Jim Frishe not only understands the needs of our residents, but has the skills to effectively represent us in Tallahassee. With the retirement of strong local leaders like Senator Dennis Jones, it is more important than ever that we elect an individual who will hit the ground running for Tampa Bay in 2013,” Mayor Bradbury said.
“I am thrilled to have the backing of the entire Pinellas Park City Council. As the third largest city in Senate District 22, Pinellas Park residents will play a key role in determining our next Senator. I look forward to the opportunity to work with them and represent them in Tallahassee.” Frishe said.
Tampa Bay area leaders who have previously endorsed Jim Frishe for the Senate are: Senator Jack Latvala, Senator Dennis Jones, Senator Mike Fasano, Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe, Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee, Rep. Shawn Harrison, Rep. Ed Hooper, Rep. Larry Ahern, Rep. Peter Nehr, former Rep. Faye Culp, Pinellas County Clerk of Court Ken Burke, St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster, Pinellas Park Mayor Sandra Bradbury, Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos, Redington Shores Mayor Bert Adams, Seminole Mayor Jimmy Johnson, Indian Rocks Beach Mayor R.B. Johnson, Indian Shores Mayor Jim Lawrence, St. Pete Beach Mayor Steve McFarlin, Treasure Island Mayor Bob Minning, Madiera Beach Mayor Travis Palladeno, South Pasadena Mayor Kathleen Peters, North Redington Beach Mayor Bill Queen, Belleair Shore Mayor John Robertson, Redington Beach Mayor Nick Simons, and former Secretary of State Sandy Mortham.
Legislative leaders throughout the state endorsing Jim Frishe for the Senate: Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner, Senator Charlie Dean and, House Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Representative Steve Precourt.