Heller to have campaign kickoff Aug. 11
With Florida Republicans making his seat a target, state Rep. Bill Heller, D-St. Petersburg, plans a campaign fundraiser and kick-off at 5:30 Aug. 11 at the Great Explorations Children's Museum in St. Petersburg.
Hosts include fellow Democratic House members Janet Long and Rick Kriseman, County Commissioners Ken Welch and Calvin Harris -- and up near top of the list, Republican Clerk of Courts Ken Burke.
While Heller has a long history in the area, the GOP has the chances that Jeff Brandes, a businessman, will knock him off.
List of host committee members on the jump
David DeCamp, Times staff writer
Hon. Rick Kriseman, State Representative
Hon. Janet Long, State Representative
Hon. Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pinellas County
Hon. Calvin Harris, Pinellas County Commissioner
Hon. Ken Welch,Pinellas County Commissioner
Hon. Pat Gerard, Mayor, Largo
Hon. Bill Mischler, Mayor, Pinellas Park
Hon. Kathleen Peters, Mayor, South Pasadena
Hon. Michael Yakes, Mayor, Gulfport
Hon. Herb Polson, St. Pete City Councilmember
Hon. John Doran, Clearwater City Councilmember
Hon. Rick Butler, Pinellas Park City Councilmember
William & Marion Ballard