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Mayor Rick Baker endorsed Jim Kennedy in District 2 race



ST. PETERSBURG -- Who didn't see this coming?

Here's the press release:

"St. Petersburg, Florida—St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker has endorsed St. Petersburg City Council Member Jim Kennedy in his bid to retain his seat in District 2, the Kennedy campaign announced today.

"Jim Kennedy is the best councilman for District 2. He not only has the experience to navigate city hall, but he has a record of community involvement and getting things done while keeping fiscal responsibility at the forefront,” Mayor Baker said.

First elected in 2001 and re-elected overwhelmingly in 2005, Mayor Baker also cited Council Kennedy’s stewardship of the budget, reputation for sound fiscal policy, and his civic involvement in area organizations, such as Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA) as reasons for his endorsement.

 “I’m very grateful to Mayor Baker for allowing me to be the first city council person to participate in the budget process with his cabinet and department heads. The knowledge that I have gained will help me continue to protect taxpayers’ money,” said Council Member Kennedy.

Jim Kennedy is the current St. Petersburg City Council Member for District 2, running to retain his seat. Appointed to Council in 2007, Kennedy serves as Chairman of the Budget, Finance, and Tax Committee and the Investment Oversight Committee. Prior to serving on City Council, Kennedy served as President and Treasurer of CASA. He is a practicing attorney."


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


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