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Sheila Scott-Griffin responds to negative campaign mailer

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St. Pete City Council candidate Sheila Scott-Griffin responded Tuesday to a critical mailer sent to voters in District 7 by the Florida Democratic Party this week. The ad, not attributed to any candidate, plays on Scott-Griffin’s law license suspension that arose after complaints of “lack of diligence,” “failing to respond to the Bar” and “violating fees and costs of legal services” were validated. Her license was suspended in both 2007 and 2011. “Although candidates signed a pledge to have a…

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Lisa Wheeler-Brown mailer highlights commitment to safe neighborhoods

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Another campaign mailer is hitting mailboxes in St. Pete’s District 7 touting Lisa Wheeler-Brown for City Council. This mailer highlights, again, Wheeler-Brown’s commitment to safe neighborhoods. “This is our city. Let’s make it a safer place for our kids and grandkids to grow up,” the front of the mailer reads with a photo of Wheeler-Brown in front of a playground. Wheeler-Brown is running to replace term-limited City Council member Wengay Newton in a five-way race. The district includes two of…

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Lisa Wheeler-Brown, Sheila Scott-Griffin gave thumbs up for Rays leaving St. Pete

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The latest mailer hitting District 7 voters in St. Pete touts candidate Will Newton while directly hitting Lisa Wheeler-Brown and Sheila Scott-Griffin on the controversial Tampa Bay Rays Issue. The mailer cites a question posed during a candidate forum on July 21 at the Childs Park Recreation Center where candidates were asked, according to the mailer, “are you in favor of the Rays leaving St. Petersburg? The flier shows a photo of Wheeler-Brown and Scott-Griffin giving a thumbs up and…

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St. Pete City Council candidates field new questions

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St. Pete City Council candidates weighed in on a couple of new issues affecting the city. During a candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of St. Pete, five candidates for District 7 sat on the dais during an hour-long question-and-answer session. One of the new questions posed to candidates involved the city’s current and proposed methods for determining local historic designation for neighborhoods. The issue has become roiled in controversy as teams of support and opposition fight…

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Five things to watch for in tonight’s City Council debate

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St. Pete is hosting a City Council candidate forum tonight including all five candidates. The debate begins at 7 p.m. and is scheduled to last an hour. It will be at City Hall at 175 Fifth Street North. The debate will also be televised on Bright House Network’s channel 641, channel 15 on WoW  and 20 on Verion FiOs. The debate will also be streamed live on StPeteTV and then rebroadcast periodically on that same site. Going into the debate,…

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Lisa Wheeler-Brown nabs Ruth’s List Florida endorsement for City Council bid

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St. Pete City Council candidate Lisa Wheeler-Brown has earned the endorsement of Ruth’s List Florida. “Lisa Wheeler-Brown represents the best of our community,” said Marley Wilkes, executive director of Ruth’s List.  “Her service and dedication are well known in St. Petersburg.  Lisa has served our country in the military and served St. Petersburg families in fighting to make our streets safe.” Ruth’s List Florida aims to build “a progressive Florida” by recruiting and supporting strong Democratic women leaders. “Lisa Wheeler-Brown’s…

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Lisa Wheeler-Brown mailer draws on tragic death of her son

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An emotional flier went out to St. Pete voters in District 7 promoting St. Pete City Council candidate Lisa Wheeler-Brown. The front of the flier shows a solemn, yet driven image of Wheeler-Brown holding a picture of her late son, Cabretti, who was murdered when he was just 21 years old. A graphic above the photograph says, “On September 6th, 2008 my son was murdered” in large text. Below it in smaller text the bubble reads, “Ever day I’m fighting…

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