Big names from inside and outside St. Pete step up to raise money for Rick Baker
Check out the big, heavily Republican group of civic leaders stepping up to raise money for Rick Baker's mayoral campaign at a May 23 reception at the Moreon Center for Clay in St. Pete.
Several former mayors -- Bob Ulrich, David Fischer, Bill Foster are on there, So are prominent business leaders such as banker David Feaster, Chico's Chairman Ross Roeder, Ashley Furniture founder Ron Wanek. High profule developers including Darryl LeClair, Mark Stroud, and Jonathan Daou. Business leaders best known for their GOP activism are on there, including Ambassador Mel Sembler, former Jeb Bush and Dick Cheney Chief of Staff Kathleen Shanahan, and Jim Holton. Prominent African-Americans tight with Baker, including Goliath Davis, Donnie Williams and Deveron Gibbons. A bunch of current and former politicians including state Sens. Jeff Brandes and Jack Latvala, state Rep. Wengay Newton, former state Rep. Frank Farkas, city council members Jim Kennedy and Ed Montanari, and former city council members Leslie Curran and Larry Williams.