Fundraiser to benefit Janet Long
A fundraiser to benefit Democrat Janet Long in her bid for Seat 1 on the Pinellas County Commission is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday (Aug. 6) at the Hangar restaurant, 540 First St. SE, St. Petersburg.
Among the sponsors are St. Petersburg City Council members Karl Nurse and Steve Kornell; Scott Wagman, who ran unsuccessfully for St. Petersburg mayor in 2009; Sue Brody, president and CEO of the Bayfront Health System; and Kanika Tomalin, a former Tampa Bay Times reporter currently serving as vice president of planning and strategic communication for Bayfront Health System.
Long, 65, is a former member of the Florida House of Represenatives and of the Seminole City Council. She is running against Republican Neil Brickfield, a former Safety Harbor commissioner, who is seeking his second term on the county commission. Seat 1 is an at-large position that is elected countywide. County commissioners serve four-year terms and are paid $90,389 a year.
-- Anne Lindberg, Times Staff Writer