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Barclay Harless announces trio of summer events in St. Pete Council bid

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Barclay Harless is giving supporters not one, but three new opportunities to connect this summer in his bid for St. Petersburg City Council. The 31-year-old banking executive announced a trio of events Wednesday for the upcoming months as he runs for District 2, which covers most of Northeast St. Petersburg. On Sunday, July 9, Harless will be the featured guest at a Young Professionals Bruch hosted by MB Strategies founder Maya Brown and Cesar Hernandez, who currently serves as government…

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Barclay Harless touts LGBTQ endorsements in St. Pete Council race

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(UPDATED) Just in time for the Pride Parade later this month, aspiring St. Petersburg City Council District 2 candidate Barclay Harless is touting endorsements from several members of the LGBTQ community. “Barclay has served on the Pinellas Charter Review Commission, and I saw his leadership abilities and his pragmatic approach to solving challenges. I look forward to working with him as a fellow Pinellas City official,” said Largo City Commissioner Michael Smith, who is serving as a grand marshal for the…

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Matt Stewart picks up broad base of endorsements for Pinellas School Board bid

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Matt Stewart announced Wednesday that he’s picked up the endorsement from a broad base of Pinellas power brokers who support his run for the District 1 at-large seat on the Pinellas County School Board. Those endorsements: Pinellas County Commission chairman Charlie Justice, Pinellas County Clerk of Court Ken Burke, Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson, Tarpon Springs City Commissioners Rea Sieber and Susan Slattery, Largo City Commissioner Michael Smith, and St. Petersburg City Council member Lisa Wheeler-Brown. The support comes…

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Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long raises nearly $22k for 2016 re-election campaign

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Incumbent Janet Long has continued her bid for Pinellas County Commission re-election with another solid month of campaign fundraising. The 70-year-old Democrat and former Florida House state representative from Seminole has raised a total of $21,658 since formally jumping into the race for Commission’s District 1 seat back in May. Approximately $4,850 of that sum was donated during this past month. In total, 10 checks were contributed to the Long campaign in August. Six of those came from individual supporters, while…

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CD 13 candidate Eric Lynn announces more local endorsements

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Showing continued strength in recruiting local allies to his candidacy, Congressional District 13 Democrat Eric Lynn announced today that four locally elected officials in Pinellas County  have endorsed him in the race to succeed David Jolly next year. They are: Largo City Commissioner Michael Smith, Gulfport City Councilwoman Yolanda Roman, and Bellair Bluffs City Commissioners Joe Barkley and Wanda Schwerer. “Having the endorsements of such a wide range of community leaders encourages me as we continue to campaign,” said Lynn.…

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