I want to thank everyone who worked so hard during my recent campaign for Circuit Court Judge, Pinellas-Pasco counties. I am very proud of our campaign and all those committee members and supporters that gave of their time to support me in this campaign. I am very thankful for the many great endorsements I received from the following the following public officials, groups and citizens, including:
Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County Sheriff, Chris Nocco, Pasco County Sheriff, Bob Dillinger, Pinellas-Pasco Public Defender, Pam Dubov, Pinellas County Property Appraiser, Mike Wells, Pasco County Property Appraiser, Paula S. O’Neil, Ph.D., Pasco County Clerk of the Court and Comptroller, Ken Burke, Pinellas County Clerk of the Court and Comptroller, Janet C. Long, Pinellas County Commissioner, Kenneth T. Welch, Pinellas County Commissioner, Darden Rice, St. Petersburg City Council, Bill Dudley, St. Petersburg City Council, James R. Kennedy, Jr., St. Petersburg City Council, Hoyt Hamilton, Clearwater City Council, Gary H. Katica, Mayor, Town of Belleair, Tom Shelly, Commissioner, Town of Belleair, Suzy S. Sofer, Commissioner, City of Belleair Bluffs, Travis Palladeno, Mayor, City of Madeira Beach, Michael Fridovich, Council, City of Gulfport, Jerry Beverland, Council, City of Oldsmar, Fraternal Order of Police Lodges 10 and 43, Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association, St. Petersburg Association of Fire Fighters, Local 747, Rick Kriseman, Kerry Brown, David J Abbey, Bert Adams, Jeffrey M. Adams, Mary Wyatt Allen, Frank Chivas, Raleigh “Lee” Greene, Myriam Irizarry, J. Larry Hart, Lauralee Westine and many others.
Our campaign slogan “Experience Matters” and our efforts in communicating our message to the many voters in our Circuit resulted in our campaign receiving over 46% of the total votes cast. Over the past year we were able to educate many citizens and voters about the structure of our court system and its importance to all of our citizens, our community and country. I am thankful for my family for their support, commitment and the endurance they showed during each day of this campaign. I am very grateful.