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Former St. Pete concilwoman backs Williams



They sat together on the St. Petersburg City Council for more than eight years. Now,  Rene Flowers is throwing her support behind her former council colleague Earnest Williams in his bid for the state Legislature. Flowers endorsed Williams today for state house District 55. On Saturday, the two went door to door to drum up support before scattered showers persuaded them to return another day.

-- Cristina Silva, Times staff writer

"When I was looking at the candidates, he is just well rounded in all areas," Flowers said of Williams, a State Farm agent. "He has served in municipal government...he is a small business owner...He knows what he is doing."

Two others Democrats are running: educator Charles McKenzie and lawyer Darryl Rouson. The District 55 seat was vacated by Frank Peterman, who was appointed secretary of the state Department of Juvenile Justice. The election is March 25.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:12pm]


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