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Stonewall Democrats endorse Wagman



The Pinellas Stonewall Democrats endorsed Scott Wagman for mayor at their meeting Thursday night.
From a release:

Members of the Stonewall Democrats voted to endorse or recommend several candidates running in the St. Petersburg municipal elections: Scott Wagman for mayor, Steve Kornell for city council in District 5, and Karl Nurse for city council in District 6. Members also voted to recommend Dr. Pamela Settlegoode for city council in District 4. These endorsements follow an extensive candidate screening process. Our political committee reviewed information provided by candidates and met with each of the individuals to assess their commitment to equality for all Floridians and their viability in the upcoming election.

This election historically has low voter turnout, so our endorsement was highly sought-after. Over the coming weeks leading up to the September 1 primary and the November 3 general election, the chapter will be encouraging its members and supporters to help the endorsed candidates.

Rick Boylan, President of the Stonewall Democrats, told chapter members, "This is a critical election for the future of St. Petersburg. We must focus our energies to make sure these candidates are successful." Boylan said "The Stonewall Democrats can make the difference in this election."

Aaron Sharockman, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:59am]


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