July 16, 2017 Susan Smith, 813-390-3616
Tampa, FL - Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida President Susan Smith and Pinellas County Democratic Progressive Caucus President Amos Miers have released the following statement:
The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida (DPCF) and the Pinellas County Democratic Progressive Caucus (PCDPC) are pleased to endorse Mayor Rick Kriseman for re-election as mayor of St. Petersburg.
Mayor Kriseman has supported and worked for increased wages for city employees, better policing practices, and common-sense gun safety regulations. He has also agreed to sign the Defend Our Democracy ordinance to lessen the influence of big money in politics if it is passed by City Council.
"When we re-elect Mayor Kriseman, our city will continue to be an inclusive and welcoming place that attracts a diverse population and socially-responsible businesses," said President Miers.
Smith recalled, "Since his days as a state representative when he was named a Middle Class Champion, Mayor Kriseman has fought for the rights of working families, women, and minorities."
The DPCF and PCDPC proudly endorse Rick Kriseman for Mayor of St. Petersburg.
The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida and the Pinellas County Democratic Progressive Caucus are official charters of the Florida Democratic Party.