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Community Activist Files to Run for St. Pete Council

Corey Givens | St. Petersburg City Council | Elections

This is his second run for office. He ran for the Pinellas County School Board in 2012 and was accused of embellishing his education.

ST. PETERSBURG – Community activist Corey Givens on Monday (Jan. 9) filed to run for the District 6 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council.

The seat, which encompasses most of downtown St. Petersburg and southeast portions of the city, is currently held by Karl Nurse, who is terming out.

“My friends, family, and members of my church have encouraged me to continue my service on City Council,” Givens said. “We face challenges as a city, but I know when we work together we’ll solve them together. That’s what I’ve been doing in my community and that’s what I’ll continue to do on City Council.”

Givens is active in numerous community groups and organizations including the City Beautiful Commission, the Police Athletic League, Lakewood Elementary where he serves on the PTA and as a mentor, the St. Petersburg NAACP, the Citizens Advisory Council, the Lakewood Terrace Neighborhood Association, and his church.

“My family taught me about service to community and giving back,” Givens said. “Those values are reinforced every day by my faith and my church.”

This is Givens’ second run for office. In 2012, he ran for Pinellas County School board on a platform of preparing South St. Petersburg’s youth for the jobs of the future. That campaign was marred when it was revealed the Givens embellished his education.

“It was a stupid and misguided mistake and one I regret still,” Givens said. “But I learned from it and it drove me to get even more involved in my community. Everyone makes mistakes, but it’s how you rebound from those mistakes that defines you as a leader. I apologized to those who put their faith in me and I’ve worked hard to successfully rebuild that trust with my supporters and the community.”

Givens is a St. Petersburg native.  If elected, he would be the youngest council member in St. Petersburg’s history. 

For information about Givens, go to coreygivens.com.

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Community Activist Files to Run for St. Pete Council
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Community Activist Files to Run for St. Pete Council
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