Peters Wins Pinellas Republican Straw Poll in Commission Race
Kathleen Peters is one of three Republicans running for the District 6 seat on the Pinellas County Commission.
PINELLAS COUNTY – In a straw poll conducted Sunday (July 8) by the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, Kathleen Peters emerged as the top candidate for Pinellas County Commission in District 6.
The poll was conducted as a part of the Pinellas GOP’s annual picnic. Peters captured the win with 41 percent of the vote.
“I’m incredibly thankful for the faith that Pinellas Republicans have put in me, and I look forward to continuing to meet new voters and earning their support,” Peters said. “We’re working really hard out there and this victory is indicative of those efforts.”
Peters, who is serving her final term in the Florida House of Representatives, has vowed to continue to keep taxes low, protect Pinellas beaches and waters, develop a coordinated system of care for mental health, and ensure that Pinellas County prioritizes job creation with its business-friendly climate.
Peters is one of three Republicans running for the District 6 seat. The others are outgoing state Rep. Larry Ahern and civic activist Barb Haselden. The winner of the Aug. 28 primary will face Democrat Amy Kedron in the Nov. 6 general election.
District 6 is a single-member district meaning only those voters who live in it are able to vote for the candidate. District 6 includes northeast St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Seminole, and the southern beach communities of Redington Shores, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach and Tierra Verde.
Voters have until July 30 to register to vote or change their party affiliation for the Aug. 28 primary.
For information about Peters, go to kathleenpeters.com.
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