Nurse Endorses Driscoll in St. Pete Council Race
Gina Driscoll is running for the District 6 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council. Karl Nurse is the incumbent who is term limited.
ST. PETERSBURG – City Councilmember Karl Nurse has endorsed Gina Driscoll in the District 6 race for St. Petersburg City Council.
Nurse has served District 6 for 10 years and has remained one of the city’s most popular councilmembers winning reelection in his district and city-wide by large margins. He is terming out of office.
“I believe of the large field of candidates Gina Driscoll is the most ready to step into this city council seat due to her years of civic involvement,” said Councilman Karl Nurse. “Gina is capable of representing the broad range of neighborhoods and has the temperament and drive to be effective on the City Council.”
“It means so much to me to have Councilmember Nurse’s endorsement,” Driscoll said. “Councilmember Nurse has done so much for our city during his tenure. I look forward to building on his successes and working every day for the people of District 6 and St. Petersburg on sustainable development, protecting our environment, increasing affordable housing, and creating jobs that pay a living wage,”
Gina announced her candidacy for District 6 in May. She is the president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association and a Downtown Business Association board member. She also serves on the organizational committee of the Central Avenue Council and is a member of the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership and St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
Driscoll is one of eight candidates in the race. The others are Corey Givens, Maria Scruggs, Erithia Cainion, James Jackson, Justin Bean, James Scott, and Robert Blackmon.
The primary is Aug. 29. The two top votegetters will move on to the Nov. 7 general election. St. Petersburg council members serve four-year terms and earn $44,452 annually.
For information about Driscoll, go to ginadriscoll.com.
Photo courtesy of Gina Driscoll.
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