Pinellas political activist Robin Mitchell passes away

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Rick Edmonds writes:I am very sorry to inform you that longtime Tiger Bay member Robin Mitchell died Friday afternoon at Hospice Woodside.

Robin was a valued member and hard worker for Tiger Bay, though usually quietly and behind the scenes. He served as a Board member until last December, and his nomination of Ben Franklin Award winner Bob Dillinger was so eloquent I needed only to read parts of it in presenting Bob with the honor at our annual event. Beyond that, Robin was always a font of good advice and good humor. ?soft-spoken, sardonic and deeply knowledgeable about the local political scene.

I also had the pleasure of knowing Robin and his wife, Sharon Bond, in my tour in the 80s and early 90s with the St. Pete Times organization. Both contributed to the paper? excellence in a variety of roles as reporters and editors. More recently Robin had done political consulting work.

Besides Sharon, he is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, a grandson and his mother. Honoring Robin? request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Sharon at their home, 1030 15th Avenue North, 33704.

We Tigers will miss Robin greatly, and it was an honor to have known him.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.