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St. Pete City Councilmembers endorse Jennifer Webb for state House

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Jennifer Webb, the Democratic candidate for State House District 69, has been endorsed by four St. Petersburg council members as well as the vice mayors of Gulfport and Redington Beach.

St. Petersburg City Council members Darden Rice, Amy Foster, Karl Nurse, and Lisa Wheeler-Bowman praised Webb’s willingness to oppose special interests. Gulfport’s Michael Fridovich and Redington Beach’s Fred Steierman agreed.

“Jennifer Webb has made a commitment to fight against big money and special interests,” Rice said. “As a member of the St. Petersburg City Council, I have made the same commitment to the residents of our great city. We need an ally like Jennifer in Tallahassee.”

Fridovich said, “We need a representative that will work both sides of the aisle, who does not play party politics and whose only interest is helping the residents of Pinellas County. That representative is Jennifer Webb.”

Foster added, “Every day I work to protect our most vulnerable citizens. Jennifer Webb has shown a similar passion to giving a voice to the underrepresented. We need legislators in Tallahassee who understand that the interests of all people are important.”

Webb is running against Republican incumbent Kathleen Peters.

Webb is a longtime resident of Gulfport. Through her position as the director of community partnerships at the University of South Florida, Webb says she works with communities throughout the Tampa Bay area to solve real problems in people’s lives, from improving housing standards to creating more good-paying jobs to figuring out how to protect water quality and save beaches from erosion.

Webb says she is running to represent the interests of working-class families, to champion economic growth that is equitable and fair, to fund quality public education and end high-stakes testing, and to promote environmental and energy policies that will protect Florida’s greatest assets — drinking water, beaches and springs.

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