Amy Foster announces three more endorsements
City Council candidate Amy Foster, one of four people running for Jeff Danner's District 8 seat, announced three more endorsements on Friday.
Foster received the backing of the Equality Florida Action PAC, the Pinellas Stonewall PAC, and Ruth’s List Florida.
The first two groups support LGBT-friendly candidates -- Foster is gay and lives in Kenwood with her partner -- and the last one focuses on bolstering the campaigns of pro-choice, Democratic women who are running for office (essentially EMILY’s List, but for Florida).
Foster’s press release is below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 21, 2013 St. Petersburg - Amy Foster, candidate for St. Petersburg City Council, announced today that she has received endorsements from Equality Florida Action PAC, Ruth's List Florida and Pinellas Stonewall PAC. These endorsements come in addition to recent endorsements of Foster's candidacy by the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association and the West Central Florida Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO.)
Mallory Garner-Wells, Chair of the Equality Florida Action PAC, issued a strong statement in support of Foster's candidacy, stating "Equality Florida Action PAC is proud to endorse Amy Foster for St. Petersburg City Council. Through her career and volunteer commitment, Amy has demonstrated that she will be a strong advocate for fairness for all families. We believe she will be a great asset to the city council and look forward to her continued service to our community."
"I feel truly honored to receive support from these great organizations," said Foster. "Each one works every day to ensure that all people have equality, both in rights and representation. It is my pleasure to stand together with them as they stand with me."
Amy Foster, who is of no relation to Mayor Bill Foster, is the National Program Manager for the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) managed by the EdLab Group. In that role she works with thirty-nine states to build public-private partnerships aimed at encouraging young girls to aspire for careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.) Prior to working for the EdLab Group, Foster was the Director of Girl and Adult Leadership Development for the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.
Foster is running for the St. Petersburg City Council District 8 seat which is being vacated by Jeff Danner, who is not seeking re-election due to term limits. For more information about Amy Foster's candidacy, please visit www.AmyForStPete.com.