Nobles gets jump on qualifying versus Brandes
There's no official district lines, and qualifiying is almost a year out. But Democrat Bill Nobles is claiming an early jump in his campaign to unseat first-term state Rep. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg.
Pinellas Democrats sent out a news release saying Nobles has submitted enough petitions to qualify to make the ballot in 2012 against Brandes in what's now House District 52, typically a battleground.
It should probably be noted that Nobles raised $1,175 in his first month in the campaign, which is through June 30. Brandes, whose latest report isn't up yet, raised $22,500 already. We'll update when his latest fundraising results are in.
From the news release:
On Friday, July 8, 2011, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections confirmed that William D. Nobles IV has submitted the required number of valid petitions to qualify to be placed on the 2012 election ballot as a Democratic candidate for Florida State Representative. Bill Nobles is challenging Jeff Brandes for what is currently House District 52.
Born in Pensacola on January 23, 1975, 36 year old Bill Nobles is a Vice President and Senior Investment Analyst with Transamerica / AEGON in St. Petersburg, Florida. Bill attended SPC, USF, and earned a Master of Science Degree in Finance at Boston College. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder, and is a member of CFA Tampa Bay, the Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association, and the First United Methodist Church.
Bill’s wife Erin is an attorney employed by the Office of the Attorney General. They have two children. They also lost a child shortly after birth due to a lung defect. Because of this loss, Bill became a passionate supporter of the March of Dimes. . Bill created and chaired the AEGON team for the annual March for Babies, has served as the Chairperson for the Bay Area Revenue Committee and his family is the 2011 Pinellas County Ambassador family.
As a CFA Charterholder and Senior Investment Analyst, Bill knows the path to prosperity requires us to invest in Florida, create high-paying jobs in Florida, and create long term growth in Florida. Bill knows that to attract employers we must support public education, protect our environment, and invest in our infrastructure.
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