Tag: Greg Pilkington
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at KAABOO 2017. Image via The Associated Press.

Bill RuftyJune 7, 2018
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EMILY’s List, the progressive organization that supports women candidates for office, has recommended Kristen Carlson, Lakeland attorney and 11th-hour entrant into the Democratic primary,  for Florida’s 15th Congressional District. The endorsement put two organizations that support Democratic candidates at odds with one another. At least one Democratic candidate, Greg Pilkington of Indian Lake Estates, withdrew […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 1, 2018
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Navy veteran and Valrico-based businessman Andrew Learned is reporting he raised more than $64,000 in 2017 in his bid to win the Democratic nomination for Florida’s 15th Congressional District, and currently has more than $22,000 in cash on hand. The district is currently held by Republican Dennis Ross, who has held the seat since 2010. Though Ross’s fourth […]

Mitch PerryAugust 7, 2017
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Andrew Learned, one of six Democrats who has filed to run in Florida’s 15th Congressional District, is up with a digital ad touting his candidacy. CD 15 is currently held by Republican Dennis Ross. A Navy veteran who was stationed in Bahrain and now runs GradePower Learning in Valrico, this is the 30-year-old Learned’s first […]

Mitch PerryMay 30, 2017
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Hopeful of a wave election next year, Democrats are targeting several GOP-controlled congressional districts in Florida for 2018, but the 15th Congressional district seat held by Lakeland’s Dennis Ross so far is not one of them. Not yet, anyhow. However, don’t tell that to Democrats in the district, which encompasses parts of Polk, Hillsborough and […]

Mitch PerryMay 12, 2017
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Greg Pilkington is one of a handful of aspiring Democrats who have filed to challenge Dennis Ross in Florida’s 15th Congressional District next year. Nevertheless, Pilkington may be the best organized of the bunch at this early point in the election cycle. Since entering the race, he’s hired some political pros to help him in his attempt […]

Mitch PerryMay 9, 2017
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Although Ray Pena Jr. worked in law enforcement his entire life, he resents that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is “ripping families” apart deporting undocumented immigrants under the Donald Trump administration. “We need a fair and just immigration reform policy right now because what we have is unfair and unjust,” says Pena, who became the first […]


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