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Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff

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Both the U.S. and state flags will be flown at half-staff today to honor the memory of Patricia Bailey-Snook, a former state representative and former Pinellas Park mayor and council member.

PINELLAS PARK – Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday (Feb. 6) ordered the U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff today to honor Patricia Bailey-Snook, a former state legislator and Pinellas Park mayor and council member. A celebration of life ceremony to honor Mrs. Bailey-Snook is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. today (Feb. 7, 2015) at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N.

The governor’s directive:

“On Monday, December 8, 2014, former state Representative Patricia Bailey-Snook passed away. A lifelong and humble public servant for the people of Pinellas Park, Bailey-Snook was active in government for over 30 years. In 1972, she became the first woman ever elected to the Pinellas Park City Council and eventually served as the first woman vice mayor and mayor. Bailey-Snook served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1982 to 1984.

“As a symbol of respect for the memory of former state Representative Bailey-Snook and her service to our state, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the state of Florida to be flown at half-staff at the County Courthouse of Pinellas County, Florida; the City Hall of Pinellas Park, Florida; and at the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, February 7, 2015.”

To find out more about Mrs. Bailey-Snook, see the Tampa Bay Times story Epilogue: Patricia Bailey-Snook changed political landscape in Pinellas Park. For information about the memorial, see the Tampa Bay Times Event honors life of former mayor or call the city of Pinellas Park, (727) 541-0721. To find out more information about the flags and to view the Executive Office of the Governor Flag Protocol, see flgov.com/flag-information.

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