Gerdes Endorses Driscoll for St. Pete Council
She is running for the District 6 seat currently held by Karl Nurse.
ST. PETERSBURG – Council member Charlie Gerdes has endorsed Gina Driscoll who is running for the District 6 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council.
“I’m proud to support Gina in her race for St. Petersburg City Council,” said Gerdes. “Gina knows how to bring people and neighborhoods together, and District 6 needs a representative with that kind of experience. I am confident that she will work together with St. Pete residents and city council to address the city’s most pressing issues like affordable housing, public safety, and supporting our schools.”
Driscoll said, “I am so humbled by Councilman Gerdes’ endorsement. I look forward to working with him and the rest of city council to make our city an even better place for everyone.”
Driscoll is the president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association, and has led several neighborhood improvement projects including the Clean Waterways Project, renovations at the historic Shuffleboard Club, and donation drives for food, diapers, and other necessities of Daystar Life Center. She serves on the board of the Downtown Business Association, the Organizational Committee of the Central Avenue Council, and is a member of both the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership and St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, she also served on the city’s Urban Construction Best Practices Task Force.
Driscoll has also been endorsed outgoing District 6 council member Karl Nurse, who is terming out of office.
Driscoll is opposed by Justin Bean. The two were the top votegetters in the Aug. 29 primary.
The St. Petersburg council has eight members who are responsible for setting policy and a budget. St. Petersburg council members serve four-year terms and earn $44,452 annually. The nonpartisan election is Nov. 7.
For information about Driscoll, go to ginadriscoll.com.
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