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Jim Frishe schedules first fundraiser of 2010 campaign season




State Rep. Jim Frishe, R-St. Petersburg, who is running for re-election to the District 54 seat, is holding his kickoff fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Wine Cellar restaurant on North Redington Beach. The host committee for the event boast a who's who of local politicos, including state Sen. Dennis Jones, R-Seminole; state Rep. Ed Hooper, R-Clearwater; former state Sens. Jack Latvala and Jim Sebesta; and Belleair Bluffs Mayor Chris Arbutine.  Former Pinellas County School Board member Mary Russell, a Democrat, has said she plans to run against Frishe. District 54 stretches up the western side of Pinellas County and includes the beach communities from Tierra Verde to Clearwater.

- Anne Lindberg, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:08pm]


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