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April Griffin says Ione Townsend blocked her from running for Hillsborough County DEC chair a year ago

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The reverberations from Monday’s Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee meeting continued on Wednesday when School Board Chair April Griffin said she was denied the opportunity to run for the DEC chair position a year ago by Ione Townsend, who ended up running as the only candidate to replace Elizabeth Belcher. In a posting on her Facebook page, Griffin said that with no groundswell of support for a chair to succeed Belcher, she had given the idea serious consideration and decided she…

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Mike Newett to run for Hillsborough County DEC Chair — Mark Hanisee ineligible?

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Mike Newett, the chairman of the East Hillsborough County Democratic Club, announced on Monday that he is running to lead the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee when the party meets next month to choose their successor to Elizabeth Belcher, who announced her resignation last month. Newett becomes the second candidate to announce his candidacy. Mark Hanisee, the former Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee Chairman who has served as finance chairman of the Hillsborough Democrats in 2015, had previously announced his…

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Community dialogue and art exhibit commemorate St. Pete Pride at Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum

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As St. Petersburg observes Pride Month in June, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will play host to two events June 10 and June 11, 2240 Ninth Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. On Thursday, June 10, Equality Florida and St. Petersburg Council Member Steve Kornell, this year’s St. Pete Pride Grand Marshal, invite the community to a dialogue on “Homophobia and Racism.” The discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be moderated by Dr. Goliath J. Davis,…

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Tampa Bay’s two most prominent gay leaders, Kevin Beckner and Steve Kornell, to host joint fundraiser for Charlie Justice

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Ercilia Albistu, Rick Boylan, Stephen Gay, Tom Hall, Charlie Hounchell, Ted Howard, Senator Arthenia Joyner, Ed Lally, Henry Lewis, Sally Phillips,Gil Sainz, Linda & Tom Scarritt, Nadine Smith, Frank Starkey, Lorna Taylor Invite you to a very Special Event for Charlie Justice for Congress With Special Guest Hosts: County Commissioner Kevin Beckner & City Councilman Steve Kornell Thursday, June 3rd 6:00pm to 8:00pm At the Home of Rob Iles & Michael Paonessa 1214 North Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602 Suggested Contribution $500 Co-Host…

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Tampa Bay’s two most prominent gay leaders, Kevin Beckner and Steve Kornell, to host joint fundraiser for Charlie Justice

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Ercilia Albistu, Rick Boylan, Stephen Gay, Tom Hall, Charlie Hounchell, Ted Howard, Senator Arthenia Joyner, Ed Lally, Henry Lewis, Sally Phillips,Gil Sainz, Linda & Tom Scarritt, Nadine Smith, Frank Starkey, Lorna Taylor Invite you to a very Special Event for Charlie Justice for Congress With Special Guest Hosts: County Commissioner Kevin Beckner & City Councilman Steve Kornell Thursday, June 3rd 6:00pm to 8:00pm At the Home of Rob Iles & Michael Paonessa 1214 North Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602 Suggested Contribution $500 Co-Host…

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