Jeff Brandes to receive PCYR Statesman Award June 14

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Pinellas County Young Republicans will honor state Sen. Jeff Brandes with the 2014 Annual Statesman Award in St. Petersburg on June 14.

Among the prominent Republican leaders scheduled to appear will be former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker, state Sen. Jack Latvala and Reps. Larry Ahern, Jamie Grant, Ed Hooper and Kathleen Peters.

U.S. Rep. David Jolly will be a special guest.

The award dinner begins Saturday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. in downtown St. Pete. Tickets are $75 for PCYR members, $100 for guests. Admission includes dinner and a cash bar will be available.

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