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HD70 Democrat Fiorini gets local NOW backing

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June

Dan Fiorini, running against three other Democrats in the four-county House District 70 race, has netted some impressive endorsements, including St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and City Council members Karl Nurse and Lisa Wheeler-Brown.

On Thursday, he added another: the local chapter of the National Organization for Women. 

Fiorini said in a news release that the latest endorsement shows the confidence of community leaders in his ability to serve in the Legislature.

The district sprawls over parts of four counties: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota and Manatee. The largest block of voters resides in the southern neighborhoods of St. Petersburg.  Fiorini, 60, owns a St. Petersburg custom frame business and served as legislative aide for former Rep. Helen Spivey. 

Here is the full release: 

“Your local NOW chapter has all the confidence in you that you will make a great Representative in House District 70 and you come highly recommended by them,” said Florida NOW President Terry Sanders. Local NOW chapters recommend endorsements to the state organization.

“I am pleased and honored to be endorsed by NOW,” Fiorini said. “Obviously, our message is resonating with the community.”

In addition to NOW, Fiorini has been endorsed by St Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, City Councilman Karl Nurse, City Councilwoman Lisa Wheeler and NAACP Second Vice President Corey Givens, Jr.

“When given the opportunity to endorse me or my opponents, these people chose me,” Fiorini continued. “Look at the diversity of these endorsements. It shows that the community is excited with our message and they know I can get the job done.”

Fiorini is the former Florida House Legislative Aide to retired State Representative Helen L. Spivey. He is the owner of Tyrone Frame and Mirror in St. Petersburg.

The district takes in South Pinellas, Mid Manatee, North Sarasota and parts of South Hillsborough counties. 

Former St. Petersburg City Council member Wengay Newton,  St. Petersburg Pastor Manuel Sykes and a lawyer who says he's moving back to St. Petersburg, CJ Czaia are also running in the Aug. 30 Democratic primary. 

[Last modified: Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:06am]

    

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