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Florida Realtors Association backs Eric Lynn in HD 68 race

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The Florida Realtors Association has officially endorsed Eric Lynn in the House District 68 race in Pinellas County.

“The Florida Realtors Association and the work they do is so vital to our community. I am honored to have the support of such an impactful organization,” said Eric Lynn. “I look forward to continuing our work together in bringing affordable housing to the residents of Pinellas County.”

Florida Realtors Association is the largest trade association in Florida with more than 155,000 members; thousands of whom reside in St. Petersburg and greater Pinellas County. The Pinellas Realtors Association has also endorsed Lynn.

Lynn is a former Defense Department advisor in the Obama administration who came back to St. Petersburg a year go running initially against Republicans David Jolly in the Congressional District 13 race.  After redistricting took place last fall making the district more Democratic-friendly, Jolly dropped out, and former Governor Charlie Crist entered the contest.

With polls indicating that Lynn would have a tough time ousting Crist, he dropped out of that race and entered the HD 68 race, shortly after incumbent Dwight Dudley announced he would not running for reelection. There Lynn is competing against St. Petersburg attorney Ben Diamond for the Democratic nomination.


Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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