Tag: Sharon Russ

Mitch PerryMarch 28, 2017
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John Johnson, a research administrator at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, is the latest candidate to file in the crowded St. Petersburg City Council District 6 contest. The 46-year-old native Ohio resident calls himself a policy wonk, not a politician.  “My background is education, so I’m a strong believer in education, and what it can do at […]

Mitch PerryApril 25, 2016
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LiUNA, the Laborers’ International Union of North America, has announced it is endorsing Charlie Crist in the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional district. “From construction and energy workers, to public employees, our members are moving Florida’s economy forward — and Charlie Crist will help us get the job done,” said Dave Brier, Business Manager of LiUNA Local 517. […]

Drew WilsonJanuary 12, 2016
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A fourth candidate has filed to run for House District 70, currently held by termed-out St. Petersburg Democrat Darryl Rouson. Business owner Dan Fiorini filed on Friday to run as a Democrat, setting up a primary against St. Petersburg City Commissioner Wengay Newton, who entered the race in October. Fiorini has never held elected office, but is no […]

Drew WilsonOctober 12, 2015
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Republican activist and perpetual candidate Sharon Russ has filed to run for the heavily Democratic House District 70 seat held by termed-out Rep. Daryl Rouson. Russ is no stranger to politics, at least in the Pinellas County portion of the district: She ran for St. Petersburg mayor in 2009 and challenged Karl Nurse for city […]


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