Kriseman, Gerdes Endorse Orsini for St. Pete Council
Scott Orsini is the first candidate to announce a bid for Seat 1 on the St. Petersburg City Council.
ST. PETERSBURG – Local attorney Scott Orsini on Wednesday (Jan. 9) became the first person to file to run for the District 1 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council.
“I’m running for city council because I want to serve my community and make St. Pete an even better city,” Orsini said. “As a longtime member of the Surfrider Foundation and the Suncoast Chapter of the Sierra Club, I’m proud to live in a city that’s always on the cutting edge of environmental protection, sustainability, and resiliency. I want to help continue that progress and find commonsense solutions to other issues we face as a city.”
He has already been endorsed by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Council Member Charlie Gerdes, who holds Seat 1. Gerdes is terming out and can’t run for reelection.
“I’m endorsing Scott for District 1 because he has the experience and the passion needed to get things done on city council,” Kriseman said. “The people of St. Pete can count on Scott to always do the right thing for our city.”
Gerdes said, “I know Scott as a professional colleague, a husband and father. He holds dear the same values that I do; responsible stewardship of resources, fiscally and environmentally; supporting the safety and dreams of our children and families; and, wanting to leave our community better than he found it. I believe that Scott will give his heart and soul to our city.”
Orsini has been a member of the Suncoast Sierra Club since 2014, and last year served as the chair of its political committee. He is also general counsel for the Swamp Mountain Bike Club, a local 501(c)3 that advocates for sustainable and accessible mountain biking trail, and the Surfrider Foundation, an organization that seeks to protect local beaches.
Orsini is an assistant scout master for his sons’ Boy Scout troop, a member of the Knight of Columbus at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, and a member of the Community Law Program. He practices family law, civil litigation, and business law at the Orsini Law Group, which is based in St. Petersburg.
The St. Petersburg council primary election is Aug. 27. The general election is Nov. 5. Qualifying begins at 8 a.m. June 6 and ends 5 p.m. June 21. Council members serve four-year terms.
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