Firefighters, Police Endorse Peluso in Fire Commission Race
Julie Peluso is running for reelection to Seat 2 on the Palm Harbor Fire Commission.
PALM HARBOR – The Florida Professional Firefighters and Fraternal Order of Police District 3, representing law enforcement members across the west coast of Florida, have endorsed Julie Peluso for re-election to Seat 2 on the Palm Harbor Fire Commission.
Palm Harbor/Oldsmar Professional Fire Fighters have also endorsed Peluso.
Tom Porter, director of FOP-District 3, said the unanimous decision to endorse Peluso was “based upon your commitment to public safety and the desire to improve working conditions for law enforcement in Pinellas County.”
Jim Tolley, president/CEO of Florida Professional Firefighters, said, “We believe that you will continue to honorable serve the citizens of Palm Harbor, and the interests of the men and women employed in the Fire and Emergency Medical Services, who have made the protection of life and property their life’s work.” (To read the full endorsements, click here.)
Peluso is currently vice chair of the Palm Harbor Fire Commission, which has covered residents in Palm Harbor, Crystal Beach, Ozona and Indian Bluffs Island since 2006.
Peluso also serves on the executive board of Pinellas County’s EMS Advisory Council. Peluso is an Area Agency on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas board member, serving as chair of the program planning and development committee.
Peluso has received the certified district official designation through Florida Association of Special Districts, completing years of public official education in the area of ethics, budgets, audits, district relations, union negotiations, legislative process and fire district priorities to name a few.
Professionally, Julie is a real estate broker associate Realtor, working in the Palm Harbor area for more than 30 years. She is the past president/owner of United Home Mortgage Corp.
Over the years, Peluso said she has been deeply rooted in serving her Palm Harbor community – earning her the title of Palm Harbor “Woman of the Year” and receiving Curlew Hills Community Service Award in 2017. Peluso lives in the Highland Lakes community in Palm Harbor with her husband, Ken, a retired chiropractor. They have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.
Peluso is facing challenger Patrick Bengston in the nonpartisan race. The election is Nov. 6. Tuesday (Oct. 9) is the last day to register to vote in the general electon. Online voter registration is available at registertovoteflorida.gov.
For more information about Peluso, go to JuliePeluso.com.
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