Tag: Florida House District 70

Jacob OglesAugust 26, 2018
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After incurring hundreds in fines for poor campaign finance filings, state House candidate Vito Sheeley had a check returned because it hadn’t been filled out correctly. In a letter to Sheeley’s campaign, state Bureau of Election Records Chief Kristi Reid Willis pointed out inconsistencies — the dollar amount on the fine check and the words […]

Mitch PerryAugust 10, 2016
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St. Petersburg City Council Vice Chair Darden Rice is backing her former council and PSTA colleague Wengay Newton in the Florida House District 70 contest. “Wengay “Newt” Newton has been a longtime leader on many issues, including education, youth employment, and mass transit issues in our region. I have seen firsthand his impressive dedication and diligence on the […]

Mitch PerryAugust 2, 2016
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[Updated with response from Pinellas Realtors Organization.] CJ Czaia, a Manatee County-based personal injury attorney running for the Democratic nomination in House District 70, paid $1,000 last month to St. Petersburg community activist Theresa “Mama Tee” Lassiter for political consulting work. Lassiter is a well-known and somewhat controversial community activist in South St. Petersburg. “She had a one-time payment to […]

Mitch PerryJuly 18, 2016
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The Reverend Manuel Sykes, who had intended to be a candidate in the House District 70 race this year but was disqualified when he failed to sign his disclosure form, said Sunday he’s backing Palmetto personal injury attorney C.J. Czaia in the race. “I want to work with him,” Sykes said shortly after finishing his Sunday service at Bethel Community […]


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