Sheeley Picks Up Four Endorsements in Run for House District 70
Vito Sheeley is challenging incumbent Wengay Newton in the Democratic primary for the Florida House District 70 seat.
ST. PETERSBURG – Four Democratic political leaders from St. Petersburg have endorsed Vito Sheeley in his run for State House District 70.
The three are Pinellas County School Board Chair Rene Flowers, County Commission ChairKen Welch, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and St. Petersburg Council Chair Lisa Wheeler-Bowman in his bid for the State House.
“I’m humbled by the kind words from these tireless leaders who have given so much to our community,” Sheeley said. “They know me as an advocate who will always put my constituents above the broken politics we’ve had to endure for too long. I look forward to continuing that work representing District 70.”
Flowers said, “District 70 is in need of like-minded representation. In this moment and time, our coastal communities are environmentally at risk due to the potential for off shore oil drilling. Our tourism support has seen a consistent decline when tourism is the heart of the economy for Florida. The continued attacks aimed at diminishing our education system is besieged with unfunded mandates, and any sense of integrity has eroded daily, we need representation in line and in tune with the needs of District 70.”
Flowers added, “For a strong leader aligned with our values and ideals, Vito Sheeley receives my endorsement as the next member of the House of Representatives, District 70.”
Welch emphasized Sheeley’s leadership in his endorsement: “Vito brings people together to listen to stakeholders, work as a team, solve problems and uplift our community – that’s something we desperately need in Tallahassee. I know that Vito will continue his service to our community and bring common sense solutions to the capital.”
Kriseman said, “Vito’s track record speaks for itself. I’ve known Vito for years, and know his heart and how hard he will work on behalf of the people of his District and this community. We need Vito’s leadership in District 70.”
Wheeler-Bowman said, “Vito has the skills, the temperament, and the drive to represent our community successfully. South St. Pete needs a strong voice who can go to Tallahassee, work constructively, and bring home results. Simply put, Vito is the right person for the job.”
Sheeley is facing incumbent Wengay Newton in the Democratic primary. No Republicans have announced for the HD 70 seat.
HD 70 includes portions of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties. The primary is Aug. 28. The election is Nov. 6.
For information about Sheeley, go to vitosheeley.com.
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