A green seal of approval in House District 12
John Russell, running for Congress with no party affiliation, has picked up a party endorsement in House District 12. The Green Party gave him their seal of approval this week, board member Cathy Gilbert said.
Russell faces Republican U. S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, an incumbent with a potent political name, and Democrat Jonathan Michael Snow, a 25-year-old political novice.
The new U.S. House District 12 district spans northern Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and much of Pasco.
--Stephen Nohlgren, Times staff writer