Newton and Fiorini to face off in June Democratic candidate forum
Wengay Newton and Dan Fiorini, Democratic candidates for the House seat now occupied by Darryl Rouson, will attend a June 11 candidate forum at the Sanderlin Center in St. Petersburg.
In a House dominated by Republicans, District 70 is something of a rarity -- a safe Democratic seat.
Rouson, a conservative Democrat forced out by term limits, held the seat for eight years. Considered a St. Petersburg district, it also includes parts of Manatee, Hillsborough and Sarasota. Democratic voters hold a nearly 4-1 advantage.
The winner of the Democratic contest will face Cori Steven Fournier, a Republican, in the general election.
Here's the release:
The South Saint Petersburg Democratic Club in conjunction with the Saint Petersburg Democratic Club and the Gulfport Democratic Club will host a Candidate Forum on Saturday, June 11th at the Sanderlin Center, 2335 22nd. Ave South in Saint Petersburg.
Democratic candidates from Florida House District 70 will be featured starting at 12:30 p.m.
Dan Fiorini and Wengay"Newt" Newton from Florida House District 70 have both indicated they will attend.
A representative from each of the three clubs will question the candidates from written submissions by the audience. Dr. Linda Lucas, President of the South St. Petersburg Democratic Club, will serve as Moderator.
This event is free and open to the public.
Voter registration and voter address updates will also be conducted. Refreshments will be available for sale.
The South Saint Petersburg Democratic Club meets on the second Saturday of the month at the Sanderlin Center at 12 noon.
A simple lunch is provided.
The Club welcomes all Democrats who wish to stimulate active interest in political and governmental affairs; to foster good community among Democrats; and to strengthen and further the ideas of the Democratic Party. Members engage in getting out the vote, voter registration, precinct walking, encouraging candidates and campaigns as well as work on behalf of local, state and national Democratic candidates.