Wheeler-Bowman Endorses Givens in St. Pete Council Race
Corey Givens is running for the District 6 seat.
ST. PETERSBURG – Council member Lisa Wheeler-Bowman has thrown her support behind neighborhood activist, Corey Givens Jr, in the race for the District 6 eat on the St. Petersburg City Council.
The seat is currently held by Karl Nurse, who is terming out.
“Corey Givens is the best choice for voters. He embodies the knowledge, leadership, and experience required to serve such a uniquely diverse district. I’ve worked closely with Corey over the years and I can truly say that his passion and love for community is genuine,” said Wheeler-Bowman, who holds the District 7 seat on the council. “Corey’s involvement within his own neighborhood association and CONA proves that he’s familiar with the issues facing our city. His service will bring a fresh voice and a fresh perspective to City Hall.”
Wheeler-Bowman added, “Our city government should reflect the people we serve. Learning to embrace diversity and change is the first step to tackling the big issues and little problems.”
Givens said, “I personally would like to thank Lisa for standing with me. District 6 and 7 share many of the same issues: a lack of quality affordable housing and funding for early childhood education, a shortage of sustainable livable wage paying jobs, and a need for wastewater infrastructure upgrades.”
If elected, Givens would be the second African-American on the council. He would also be the youngest elected official in the city’s history.
Other District 6 candidates include Akile Cainion, Gina Driscoll, Ziya Kardas, James Scott, James Jackson, Sharon Russ, Maria Scruggs and Justin Bean.
Qualifying opens 8 a.m. June 8 and closes 5 p.m. June 23. The primary is Aug. 29 and the general election is Nov. 7.
For information about Givens, go to facebook.com.
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