Police union endorses Kornell in District 5 race
ST. PETERSBURG -- Before last week's primary vote for city council, St. Petersburg's police union had one of their own in the District 5 race -- former officer Joe Smith. But with Smith finishing last in the three-person field, the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association needed a new candidate to back.
So now the word is out. Steve Kornell, a social worker for Pinellas County schools, announced today that the union has endorsed him. "I am honored," he said in a press release. "We share a strong commitment to making St. Petersburg a better, safer city by giving our law enforcement officers the respect they deserve and the tools they need to keep us safe.''
Stephen Nohlgren, Times staff writer