St. Pete Firefighters Endorse Peters in Commission Race
Kathleen Peters is running for the Pinellas County Commission.
SOUTH PASADENA – The St. Petersburg firefighters union has endorsed Kathleen Peters in her race for the District 6 seat on the Pinellas County Commission.
“Kathleen Peters recognizes the importance of public safety and the sacrifices that firefighters, paramedics, and police officers make on a daily basis,” said Richard E. Pauley, Jr., president of the St. Petersburg Association of Firefighters, International Association of Firefighters Local 747. “The leadership she has displayed as an elected official will be a welcome addition to the Pinellas County Commission.”
Peters said she was humbled by the endorsement.
“The services that firefighters and first responders provide to our community are of the utmost importance,” Peters said. “I am incredibly humbled to have the endorsement of the St. Petersburg Association of Firefighters and will keep their continued safety and success at the forefront of my service to Pinellas County.”
Peters, a former South Pasadena mayor, is the District 69 representative in the Florida House of Representatives where she serves on the commerce committee, ways and means, government operations and technology appropriations subcommittee, and serves as chair for the energy and utilities committee.
Peters is one of three Republicans running for the District 6 seat on the Pinellas commission. 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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