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Blacklidge Holds ‘Taste with Ray’ Meet and Greet


Ray Blacklidge is running for Florida House District 69.

SOUTH PASADENA – Ray Blacklidge, candidate for Florida House District 69, has scheduled a wine tasting meet and greet.

The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday (March 14) at Pasadena Liquors & Fine Wines, 1100 Pasadena Ave. S, South Pasadena. Donations are accepted.

Blacklidge, a Republican, is a lawyer who, along with members of the local Jerger family and others, owns and operates a family of companies including Modern USA Insurance Co. and American Traditions Insurance Co. He describes himself as a “trusted conservative” who “will help in health-care matters, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, lower taxes, less regulation, believe in no sanctuary cities and enforcing the law.”

He is one of four candidates who have announced for the HD 69 seat that is held by Republican Kathleen Peters who is running for the Pinellas County Commission. Other candidates are fellow Republican Jeremy Baillie and Democrats Jennifer Webb and Javier Centonzio.

HD 69 includes Redington Shores, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach, Tierra Verde, and the mainland communities of South Pasadena, Gulfport, Kenneth City and portions of St. Petersburg and the unincorporated Lealman area.

Qualifying for the race is noon June 18 through noon June 22. The primary is Aug. 28 and the general election is Nov. 6.

To RSVP for the wine tasting, call (727) 455-5636 or email

For information about Blacklidge, go to

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