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State Rep. Janet Long endorses Scott Wagman for St. Petersburg mayor

Scott Wagman continues to lock up endorsements from elected Democrats. On Thursday he added state Rep. Janet Long to state Rep. Bill Heller, state Sen. Charlie Justice and Pinellas School Board member Linda Lerner.

Paging Ken Welch? Paging Ken Welch?

From a release:

“After taking the time to get to know Scott, I believe that he has the unique skills to lead this city through a difficult budget crisis and the drive to make our streets safer, our jobs more secure, and St. Petersburg a desirable place for any young family to raise their children,” Long said. “I believe the voters of St. Petersburg are hungry for new leadership and not politics as usual and I agree with them. I think it is time for some out-of-the-box thinking and a new type of executive experience to lead St. Petersburg into the future. I believe Scott Wagman possesses those qualities and will bring a fresh new approach to running our city."

The other leading Dems running for mayor are Jamie Bennett and Kathleen Ford (Of course, it should be noted that the mayor's race is nonpartisan).

Aaron Sharockman, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:57am]


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