Community Activist Enters St. Pete Council Race
Beth Connor is running for the District 5 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council.
ST. PETERSBURG – Community activist Beth Connor filed Monday (March 15) to run for St. Petersburg City Council District 5.
The District 5 seat is held by Steve Kornell currently who is terming out of office.
“I’m excited to run for this seat because I’ve lived in St. Pete for over 50 years, and I love this city,” Connor said. “When I see an issue, I don’t sit around and wait for someone else to fix it. People know me as the person who steps up and does what it takes to solve a problem in our neighborhood. That’s the kind of council person I want to be.”
Connor is currently the environmental chair of the Greater Pinellas Point Civic Association, an active member of the St. Petersburg Sustainability Council, and has been on the board of the Sustainable Communities Renaissance Project since January 2014. A Sierra Club member since 1985, she has held national, state, and local volunteer positions, as well as a paid volunteer coordinator position.
Connor has also served as the assistant director of the St. Petersburg Area League of Women Voters and volunteered with organizations such as the Red Tent Women’s Initiative, which mentors and empowers women.
Connor is the fourth person to announce a run for the District 5 seat. The others are Anthony Cates III, Deborah Figgs-Sander, and Trenia Cox.
The primary is Aug. 27 and the general election is Nov. 5. The election is nonpartisan.
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