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District 8 Council candidates line up fundraisers



Qualifying papers are in for three of the four candidates vying for the District 8 City Council seat, and the fundraising has begun.

Alex Duensing, 39, is holding a fundraiser at Cycle Lounge on Central Avenue on July 6th, starting at 8 pm. The Facebook announcement says there will be live music and "live painting," as well as a raffle for a vintage bicycle.

Amy Foster, 35, announced on Monday that she’s been endorsed by the Suncoast Police Benevolent Association and the American Federation of Labor. She’s holding a fundraiser on June 26 at 6 pm at the Kalamazoo Olive Company on Central Ave. There will be a tasting menu and wine, but the invite notes that space is limited and RSVPs are required, which you can do here. The suggested minimum contribution is $50.

Steve Galvin, 55, is already out and about in neighborhoods, talking to voters, but he's officially launching his campaign on June 30th. His kickoff party will be held at Biff Burger on 49th Street North from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. "Refreshments will be served," says the invite. Galvin has been endorsed by Bill Hurley, who planned to run for the seat, but dropped out of the race earlier this month.

Candidate Robert Davis, 53, hasn't announced any upcoming fundraisers, but he's got a campaign website now.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:33am]


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