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Gerard Endorses Heeren in State House 66 Race


Alex Heeren has announced he is running for Florida House District 66.

PINELLAS COUNTY – Pat Gerard, a Pinellas County commissioner and former Largo mayor, has endorsed Alex Heeren in the race for Florida House District 66.

“I’m endorsing Alex Heeren for Florida House District 66 because I trust Alex to stand up for our values in Tallahassee,”Gerard said. “He cares about our community and the people who live here. We know that he’ll do the right thing for the district and the county when he’s elected.”

Heeren said, “Receiving Commissioner Gerard’s endorsement is such an honor. Pat has been a leader in our community for a long time, and I look forward to working with her when I’m elected to make Pinellas County an even better place for everyone.”

Pat Gerard

Heeren, a technology integration coordinator with Pinellas County Schools, announced his campaign for HD 66 in January. HD 66 is on the western side of Pinellas County and includes the cities or portions of the cities of Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Clearwater, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, Pinellas Park, and Seminole; the towns of Belleair, Belleair Shore, and Indian Shores; and the unincorporated Bardmoor, Bay Pines, Harbor Bluffs, Ridgecrest, and West Lealman areas.

The seat is currently held by Republican Larry Ahern, who has termed out and is running for the Pinellas County Commission.

Thus far, Heeren is the only Democrat in the race for HD 66. Also announced are Republicans Nick DiCeglie and Berny Jaques, and Reform Party candidate Paul Anthony Bachmann.

The primary is Aug. 28. The general election is Nov. 6.

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