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St. Petersburg council member Karl Nurse kicks off reelection campaign



ST. PETERSBURG-- City council member Karl Nurse officially launched his reelection campaign for the District 6 seat today.

He has already picked up more endorsements than most of the mayoral candidates. Deputy Mayor Goliath Davis and State Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, are among a slew of local leaders supporting him.

Nurse filed his campaign paperwork Wednesday. Activist Darden Rice is his campaign manager.

Nurse has run for office before, including for mayor in 2001, and never won. 

Keep reading to see his press release.



Appointed to the St. Petersburg City Council last April, Nurse has worked primarily to strengthen the city’s economy, namely by providing foreclosure prevention counseling, attracting banks to urban areas to provide over 18,000 households with banking services, and making the city’s buildings more energy efficient.  These issues, along with plans to increase public safety, plan to figure prominently in Nurse’s campaign.
 “I wake up everyday trying to make a difference in our community, whether it’s making neighborhoods safer or providing more help in these tough economic times. Voters can depend on me to deliver results. I am here to listen, and I am here to work for the people of District 6 and for everyone across our great city,” Nurse said.
The Nurse campaign will kick off its efforts aggressively with a highly targeted and organized petition drive to secure the 500 signed petitions required to qualify for placement on the ballot, coupled with a broad-based fund-raising effort.
Additionally, the campaign has begun gathering endorsements.  So far, the following community business and neighborhood leaders have pledged support for Karl Nurse: 

Deputy Mayor Goliath Davis * Pinellas School Board Member Nina Hayden

Tim Baker * Peter Belmont * Anne Drakeford * Judy Ellis * Gershom Faulkner * Gypsy Gallardo * April Gausman * Jim Gee * Reverend Deborah R. Green of Earth Mission Ministries * Mike Gulley * Helen and Arlin Briley * Jim Jackson * Bob Devin Jones * Brian Longstreth * Theresa McEachern * Shirley O’Sullivan * Charles Payne * Eddie Pringle * Laura Schaus * Maureen Stafford * Scott Swift * Tom Tito * Bruce Turley * Kai Warren * Catherine Weaver

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:49am]


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