Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County 2013-07-21 15:29:19
The Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County are proud to
endorse the follow St. Petersburg candidates:
Rick Kriseman – Mayor
Background: Rick has been a long-time supporter of Equality issues; he helped passed the first Human Rights Ordinance in St. Petersburg in 2002, and promoted pro-LGBT legislation while in the FL House of Representatives. He will continue to take a stand to protect the rights of the LGBT community within city government and in partnership with other Florida municipal leaders. He’s conducting a positive campaign focusing on issues rather than opponents and hopes to lead the city council as a team to get more done than in the past. He’s a Stonewall Dems Professional Member thru his law firm, Lucas Green & Magazine.
Darden Rice – City Council, District 4
Background: Darden has been active in politics and public life for many years. She was the first openly gay candidate for St. Pete City Council in 2005, and has just stepped down as president of the League of Women Voters to run in this race. She hopes to strengthen the city’s ability to attract high-paying jobs and to address the concerns of the various neighborhoods, to ensure that all citizens and constituencies are represented. She is a strong supporter of LGBT rights and has long been active in progressive political organizations.
Karl Nurse – City Council, District 6
Background: As a city council member Karl helped pass its first Human Rights Ordinance in 2002 and has supported every issue of importance to the LGBT community since then, from domestic partnerships to equal treatment in city benefit plans and marriage equality. He also believes the city can influence business practices that would benefit residents by insisting on improved policies that attract jobs and community investment.
Amy Foster – City Council, District 8
Background: Amy is openly Lesbian and has promoted Equality issues for years. She is the Vice President of St. Pete Pride, and has also provided free consultant services to Transaction FL. Amy has advocated for Gender Identity and Expression coverage in Human Rights Ordinances at the city and county level. She strongly supports changing adoption laws to include rights for both same sex parents, and is also concerned with LGBT youth issues, including hate crimes and homelessness. She is a national Program Manager for a workforce development group and has served on the boards of numerous community organizations.
The Stonewall Democrats are proud to support all endorsed candidates for St. Petersburg city government.