FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5th, 2016
Carlos Guillermo Smith
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman Endorses
Carlos Guillermo Smith for Florida House District 49
Mayor announces St. Pete fundraiser 5/20 to benefit HD 49 campaign
ORLANDO, FL – Just two days after qualifying by petition for Florida House District 49, Democratic candidate Carlos Guillermo Smith announced his latest endorsement in the race-- St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman.
Mayor Kriseman offered the following statement:
“While serving in the Florida House, I witnessed first-hand how Carlos can get things done. He knows his district and he understands the issues facing our state. Carlos is a real progressive leader for all of Florida.”
Along with the endorsement, the Mayor announced a St. Petersburg campaign fundraiser via email for Smith set for Friday, May 20th. Prior to being elected mayor in 2013, Kriseman served for six years in the Florida House of Representatives where Smith worked with the Pinellas lawmaker while serving as legislative aide to former Representative Scott Randolph.
Smith offered the following statement:
“Rick Kriseman has an outstanding record as one of Florida’s most effective big city mayors. His endorsement and support means a great deal to me, and is further validation of my experience in working with elected leaders to get things done for the people of Florida.”
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