Rep. Kathleen Peters honored with League of Cities legislative award

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The Florida League of Cities presented Rep. Kathleen Peters today with its 2013 Legislative Appreciation Award.

The South Pasadena Republican received the honor based on her consistent voting record during the 2013 legislative session supporting the League and its members while promoting home rule powers of Florida’s cities.

The League of Cities represents more than 400 Florida cities, towns and villages. They promote civic issues such as pensions and employee benefits, municipal finance, growth management, transportation and environment.

In the last legislative session, Peters co-sponsored bills tightening penalties for utility service theft, revising the sales tax exemption for businesses purchasing machinery, and exemptions from lease fees for certain lessees.

Before her 2012 election to the Florida House District 69, Peters served as South Pasadena City Commissioner from 2008-2009 and mayor from 2009-2012.

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.