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Police and firefighter organizations give nod to Darden Rice

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Two key first responders’ groups are giving support to St. Petersburg City Council Chair Darden Rice in her bid for re-election to the city body, according to a press release Tuesday. The Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association and the St. Petersburg Association of Firefighters issued a joint statement praising Rice’s commitment to the city. “I’m deeply honored to have the support of our police officers and firefighters,” Rice, who represents St. Petersburg’s 4th District, said in the statement. “The work…

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Police union endorses Rick Kriseman’s re-election

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The Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association and their members announced Monday they are endorsing St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman for re-election. “We are proud to support Mayor Kriseman, who has been a champion for the St. Petersburg police department,” said George Lofton, president of the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association. “Mayor Kriseman has shown steady leadership, and he’ll continue to fight for the resources the St. Petersburg Police Department needs to keep our officers and communities safe. Everything from the performance…

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Email insights: Ed Montanari celebrates key endorsement and good fundraising

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St. Pete City Council candidate Ed Montanari is thanking supporters for another good week on the trail. In an email he proudly announces his recent endorsement by the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association. The group offered its key endorsement as St. Pete Police were still reeling from an officer-involved shooting that left one officer injured and a suspect dead. Montanari also wrote that he enjoyed a successful campaign fundraiser hosted by the Young Floridians for Opportunity. The group strives to…

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PBA backs Jack Latvala

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Former state senator and current senate candidate Jack Latvala is proud to announce his endorsement by The Florida Police Benevolent Association, Inc. and the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association. “We will ask our members, their friends and families- and all citizens in the district who represent the strong and efficient enforcement of our laws, to cast their ballots in support of Jack Latvala,” said the letter from David Murrell, Executive Director of Florida PBA. “There is no endorsement more important…

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