Heeren Jumps into Race for Florida House District 66
Alex Heeren is the fourth person to announce his candidacy for the seat.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Alex Heeren announced today (Jan. 9) that he is running for Florida House of Representatives in District 66.
“I’m running for the Florida House because District 66 deserves a representative who will actually listen to the residents,” Heeren said. “Everyone deserves the opportunity to be heard, and as this district’s representative, I’ll have an open-door policy. We must work together to make progress in our state.”
Heeren is a technology integration coordinator with Pinellas County Schools, helping teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms. He previously taught at Meadowlawn Middle School in St. Petersburg, as well as ran the Girls Who Code after school program. He still coaches the middle school’s volleyball team.
Heeren is Eagle Scout and has lived in Pinellas County his entire life. He lives with his wife, Teal, who is also a teacher, in Seminole.
The HD 66 seat is currently held by Republican Larry Ahern who is term limited and running for the Pinellas County Commission. Heeren is the fourth candidate, and first Democrat, to announce his candidacy HD 66. The other announced candidates are Republicans Nick DiCeglie and Berny Jacques, and Reform candidate Paul Anthony Bachmann.
HD 66 is in the mid- and western side of Pinellas County. It includes portions of Pinellas Park, Largo, Clearwater and Dunedin, and the municipalities of Belleair, Belleair Shore, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Indian Shores and Indian Rocks Beach. Members of the Florida House serve two-year terms. They are limited to four terms in office. They are paid about $29,697 a year.
The primary election is Aug. 28. The general election is Nov. 6.
For information about Heeren, go to alexheeren.com.
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