Local Realtors back Chris Latvala in HD 67 re-election campaign

chris latvala park 14 (Large)

State Rep. Chris Latvala is proud to announce the start of his House District 67 re-election with a significant endorsement from the Pinellas Realtor Organization.

Latvala, son of longtime Republican state Sen. Jack Latvala, is running for his second term representing the people of Clearwater, Largo and Pinellas Park.

“Based on your past service and various other criteria,” said Pinellas Realtors Chair Mindy Rovillo in a letter dated May 3, “I am pleased to report that our Board of Directors has voted to officially support your campaign.

“We appreciate your commitment to the community, understanding of economic issues, and your advocacy for property owners and the real estate industry,” Rovillo continued.

Along with the endorsement, the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) will be making a donation, up to the $1,000 maximum. In addition, the Board encourages the Organization’s associates to support Latvala’s campaign.

With over 7,000 members, the Pinellas Realtor Organization is one of the Tampa Bay region’s largest and most politically active professional trade associations. It was established in 2002 with the merger of the St. Petersburg Suncoast and the Greater Clearwater Associations of Realtors.

Although the incumbent Republican lawmaker is currently unopposed in the HD 67 Republican primary, Latvala does face a general election challenge from Democrat David Vogel.

The text of the endorsement is below:

Hon. Chris Latvala

2050 Tall Pines Drive, Ste. A

Largo, FL 33771

May 3, 2016

Dear Representative Latvala,

Members of the Pinellas Realtor® Organization’s Public Policy Committee appreciate your candidacy for re-election to the Florida State Legislature. We admire your interest in serving the citizens of our community in this very important capacity.

Based on your past service and various other criteria, I am pleased to report that our Board of Directors has voted to officially support your campaign. We appreciate your commitment to the community, understanding of economic issues, and your advocacy for property owners and the real estate industry.

In addition to providing your campaign with Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC) funds, we will be encouraging our members to actively support your campaign. With over 7,000 members, the Pinellas Realtor® Organization is one of Tampa Bay’s largest and most politically active professional trade associations.

As Election Day rapidly approaches, please let us know how our organization and its members can be of assistance to your campaign.

We are confident that you will continue to be an excellent public servant, and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Sincerely,

Mindy Rovillo

2016 Chair of the Board

David B. Bennett, CAE

President & Chief Executive Officer

Phil Ammann

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist, editor and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing, reporting and management experience, Phil produced content for both print and online, in addition to founding several specialty websites, including HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range included covering news, local government and entertainment reviews for Patch.com, technical articles, and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine as well as advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as editor and production manager for Extensive Enterprises Media since 2013 and lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul. He can be reached at [email protected]



#FlaPol

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Jason Delgado, Drew Dixon, Renzo Downey, Rick Flagg, A.G. Gancarski, Joe Henderson, Janelle Irwin, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Scott Powers, Andrew Wilson, and Kelly Hayes.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704



This is default text for notification bar