Now that the qualifying period for candidate of state and local elections has ended, and races have official candidates, the campaign season is now beginning in earnest.
The Pinellas County Republican Party hits the ground running by releasing a schedule of local GOP candidate events for the upcoming week:
- Monday June 23:
Ed Hooper for County Commission Fundraiser
State Rep. Ed Hooper is holding a Western-themed fundraiser beginning 5:30 p.m. at the Angry Pepper Taphouse, 9366 Oakhurst Rd. in Seminole. Casual Western attire is recommended. More information is available on the event Facebook page.
- Tuesday June 24:
Ken Peluso Fundraiser
Chiropractor and longtime Republican education activist Ken Peluso, who seeks the Pinellas County School Board Seat for District 4, is holding a fundraiser beginning 5:30 p.m. at Posistano’s Ristorante Italiano, 3309 Tampa Road in Palm Harbor. To RSVP, call (727) 742-7602 or email DrPeluso@earthlink.com.
- Wednesday June 25:
Maureen Ahern for School Board Fundraiser
Former Tampa Bay Times writer Maureen Ahern, wife of state Rep. Larry Ahern, is running for the Pinellas County School Board. She is hosting a fundraiser beginning 5:30 p.m. at the Salt Rock Grill, 19325 Gulf Blvd. in Indian Shores. To RSVP, call (727) 381-2166 or email Maureen@AhernForSchoolBoard.com.
John Morroni for County Commissioner Fundraiser
Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker, entrepreneur Bill Edwards, U.S. Rep. David Jolly and state Sen. Jeff Brandes, among others, will attend a fundraiser hosted by Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni to support his re-election effort. The event will begin 5:30 p.m. at the offices of The Edwards Group, 150 Second Ave. North, Suite 1600 in St. Petersburg. RSVP by emailing Maureen Parker at email@example.com or call (727) 851-9500.
- Thursday, June 26
Beverley Billiris for School Board Fundraiser
Former Tarpon Springs Mayor Beverley Billiris will be hosting a fundraiser to support her bid for Pinellas County School board District 4 beginning 5 p.m. at Leo’s Italian Grill, 33286 U.S. 19 North in Palm Harbor. For more information, visit www.votebilliris.com.