Pinellas Dems Harris, Welch headline fund-raiser
Pinellas County Commissioners Calvin Harris and Ken Welch are the guests of honor at a June 1 fund-raiser for the county Democratic Party.
The local party is seeking $50 for each person at the event, which will be at Beaks Old Florida Tavern and Restaurant, 2451 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. Harris and Welch are the only Democrats on the seven-member commission.
While it's no surprise Welch is on board a county Democratic Party event, getting Harris to put his name on it represents a change. Harris recently said he and party chairman Ramsay McLauchlan have talked over Harris' issues with past leadership in the party, leading Harris, who is seeking re-election, to become more involved. That was part of the reason behind Harris' attendance at the party's Kennedy King dinner in February.
David DeCamp, Times staff writer