Mike Mikurak has scheduled two fundraisers this month to help finance his run for the Pinellas County Commission. The first event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at the home of
The first event is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at the home of Joe and JoAnn White in Largo. The host committee reads like a Who’s Who of local Republicans. The committee includes Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, state Sens. Jack Latvala and Jeff Brandes, and state Reps. Kathleen Peters, Chris Latvala, Chris Sprowls and Larry Ahern. Also on the list are Clerk of Court Ken Burke, outgoing tax collector Diane Nelson, outgoing property appraiser Pam Dubov, State Attorney Bernie McCabe and Public Defender Bob Dillinger.
Other Republican notables include Madeira Beach Mayor Travis Palladeno, South PasadenAngusa Mayor Max Elson, Oldsmar Mayor Doug Bevis, former St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster, council members Ed Montanari from St. Petersburg, Doreen Caudell from Clearwater and Eric Seidel from Oldsmar. Former Pinellas County Commissioner Neil Brickfield and former state Reps. Ed Hooper and Frank Farkas are also on the host committee.
The second event, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 14, is billed as a “Beach Party” at the Island Grille & Raw Bar, 210 Madonna Blvd., Tierra Verde. The event will have “heavy hors d’oeuvres” and a cash bar.
Mikurak, a New Jersey native, is a retired businessman who was a founding partner of Accenture, a global firm providing consulting in strategy and technology. He is making his first run for public office against incumbent Democrat Charlie Justice for the District 3 at-large seat. The seat is voted on countywide. The election is Nov. 8.