Rene Flowers commits to Pinellas commission bid
Former St. Pete City Council member and Florida League of Cities president Rene Flowers has told the Buzz she's in the race for Pinellas County Commissioner Bob Stewart's seat. Stewart is stepping down.
Flowers, 43, joins a field that includes fellow Democrat Darden Rice and Republican School Board member Nancy Bostock.
Flowers said that if elected she will focus on creating affordable housing and higher wage jobs and explore areas where the county and cities can consolidate services.