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St. Petersburg Leaders Endorse Vito Sheeley for State House

St. Petersburg, FL – Today, Vito Sheeley announced that he has the support of School Board Chairwoman Rene Flowers, County Commission Chairman Ken Welch, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and St. Petersburg Council Chairwoman Lisa Wheeler-Bowman in his bid for the State House.

“District 70 is in need of likeminded representation. In this moment and time, our coastal communities are environmentally at risk due to the potential for off shore oil drilling. Our tourism support has seen a consistent decline when tourism is the heart of the economy for Florida. The continued attacks aimed at diminishing our education system is besieged with unfunded mandates, and any sense of integrity has eroded daily, we need representation in line and in tune with the needs of District 70,” said Pinellas County School Board Member Rene Flowers. “For a strong leader aligned with our values and ideals, Vito Sheeley receives my endorsement as the next member of the House of Representatives, District 70.”

County Commission Chairman Ken Welch emphasized Vito’s leadership in his endorsement. “Vito brings people together to listen to stakeholders, work as a team, solve problems and uplift our community - that’s something we desperately need in Tallahassee. I know that Vito will continue his service to our community and bring common sense solutions to the capital.”

“Vito’s track record speaks for itself,” St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said. “I've known Vito for years, and know his heart and how hard he will work on behalf of the people of his District and this community. We need Vito’s leadership in District 70.”

“Vito has the skills, the temperament, and the drive to represent our community successfully,” said St. Petersburg City Council Chairwoman Lisa Wheeler-Bowman. “South St. Pete needs a strong voice who can go to Tallahassee, work constructively, and bring home results. Simply put, Vito is the right person for the job.”

"I’m humbled by the kind words from these tireless leaders who have given so much to our community,” Sheeley said. “They know me as an advocate who will always put my constituents above the broken politics we’ve had to endure for too long. I look forward to continuing that work representing District 70.”

Sheeley faces Wengay Newton in the August primary.

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