Ken Welch qualifies to run for fourth term on Pinellas County commission
ST. PETERSBURG - Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch has gathered the 1,513 signed petitions required to qualify for the November election.
Welch said he was pleased to have gotten the signatures so quickly.
“It’s important that Pinellas county residents have a voice in this process, and I’m honored that so many residents of this county have shown their support for my re-election campaign," he said. "I’m proud to serve my hometown and am looking forward to the next few months of this campaign.”
Welch, a Democrat. has served on the represented Pinellas County’s District 7 since 2000. He is facing opposition from fellow Democrat Maria L. Scruggs and Republican William "Buck" Walz.
District 7 encompasses most of St. Petersburg, Lealman, Gulfport, South Pasadena, Kenneth City, and parts of Pinellas Park.
-- Anne Lindberg, Times Staff Writer