Lynn picks up local endorsements
Eric Lynn, facing off against Charlie Crist in the 13th Congressional District's Democratic primary, announced a slew of local elected officials' endorsements Wednesday.
St. Petersburg City Council chairman Charlie Gerdes and Pinellas County School Board member Linda Lerner top the list of those supporting Lynn.
Other elected officials backing the former Obama admnistration defense official are Indian Rocks Beach commissioners Terry Hamilton-Wollin, Jim Labadie and Joanne "Cookie" Kennedy, Gulfport council member Michael Fridovich and South Pasadena Commissioner Gail Neidinger.
“With their combined 46 years in public service, Charlie, Linda, Terry, Jim, Michael, and Gail have worked and continue to work tirelessly for the district,” said Lynn in a news release. “I hope to demonstrate their same commitment as a proud Congressman from Pinellas County. We need more leaders like them in Congress to fight on behalf of this district on crucial issues like protecting our veterans, environment and access to women’s health. I deeply appreciate their support and I look forward to working alongside them to ensure our district’s voice is heard in Washington, D.C.”