Pinellas legislators, Reps. Ahern, Hooper and Nehr, endorse Jim Frishe for State Senate

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Representative Jim Frishe, candidate for Florida State Senate, announced endorsements from five other Pinellas County state legislators this morning.

With just a little over one month remaining before the qualifying deadline, Majority Whip Jim Frishe continues to roll out a long list of solid support from elected officials and community leaders in proposed Senate District 22. Currently running unopposed, Frishe has received endorsements from Pinellas County Delegation Chairman Senator Jack Latvala, retiring Senator Dennis Jones, Rep. Larry Ahern, Rep. Ed Hooper, and Rep. Peter Nehr.

“As the Pinellas County Delegation Chairman I have worked hand-in-hand with all of our local elected officials, Republican and Democrat alike. I believe Jim Frishe has consistently fought for the interests of the Tampa Bay region. He has fought to protect our beaches, our tourist-based economy, and local institutions like the University of South Florida. Jim would be a welcome addition to the Florida State Senate,” Latvala said.

“While the most important vote of support comes from the residents of Senate District 22, I am honored to receive the vote of confidence from my fellow delegation members. There are many dedicated elected officials throughout our area, and to have the vote of my peers means the world to me. I look forward to continuing to fight for the needs of Tampa Bay,” said Rep. Frishe.

To date, Jim Frishe has been endorsed by Former Senator Jim Sebesta, Former Senator John Grant, Mayor Bill Foster of St. Petersburg, Former Mayor Bill Mischler of Pinellas Park, Mayor George Cretekos of Clearwater, Mayor Bert Adams of Redington Shores, Mayor Jimmy Johnson of Seminole, Mayor R.B. Johnson of Indian Rocks Beach, Mayor Jim Lawrence of Indian Shores, Mayor Steve McFarlin of St. Pete Beach, Mayor Bob Minning of Treasure Island, Mayor Travis Palladeno of Madiera Beach, Mayor Kathleen Peters of South Pasadena, Mayor Bill Queen of North Redington Beach, Mayor John Robertson of Belleair Shore, and Mayor Nick Simons of Redington Beach.

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