Jim Kennedy picks up endorsements from Justice, Kriseman and Heller
Here's the press release:
THREE PROMINENT STATE LEGISLATORS ENDORSE JIM KENNEDY FOR ST. PETERSBURG CITY COUNCIL
St. Petersburg, Florida—Florida State Senator and U.S. Congressional candidate Charlie Justice (D-16) joins state representatives, Rick Kriseman (D-53) and Bill Heller (D-52), in endorsing James Kennedy Jr. for St. Petersburg City Council, District 2, the Kennedy campaign announced today.
“The City Council made one of its best decisions when it appointed Jim Kennedy. He has performed extremely well as a member of the Council and there is no question in my mind that he deserves an opportunity to continue his good work. Jim worked hard in many ways for this community before his appointment and his work on the Council validates that he really cares deeply about his district and his City. I truly believe that he has earned the right to now be elected to the Council by the citizens of St. Petersburg. I say, ‘Let's keep Kennedy!,’” said Representative Heller.
Representative Kriseman was vocal in his praise of Councilman Kennedy.
"Jim Kennedy has represented his district and our city with professionalism and has been a voice of experience and reason on council. His legal knowledge and attention to detail is invaluable during a time of numerous and complex challenges for local government,” said Kriseman.
Councilman Kennedy was grateful for the support. “For as long as I continue to serve, I pledge to pay attention to the fine details of our city’s budget and look for ways to protect our financial resources, our natural resources and our citizens.”
These endorsements come on the heels of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker’s endorsement of Councilman Kennedy.
Kriseman and Heller confirmed the endorsements. Justice could not be reached.
Cristina Silva, Times staff writer