Endorsements

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Rick Kriseman

MAYOR RICK KRISEMAN ENDORSES EARLY IN COUNTY COMMISSION RACE

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: December 16, 2019 – René Flowers, currently serving as a Pinellas County School Board Member, has earned a heavy weight endorsement early in the campaign to become the next Pinellas County Commissioner representing District 7... read more.


Ray Tampa

RAY TAMPA, FORMER NAACP PRESIDENT AND COMMUNITY LEADER BACKS RENÉ FLOWERS FOR COUNTY COMMISSION SEAT

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: December 17, 2019 – Mr. Raymond ( Ray) Tampa, Former President of the St. Petersburg Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and retired principal with the Pinellas County School System has wagered his support behind René Flowers... read more.


Jennifer Webb and Linda Lerner

REPRESENTATIVE JENNIFER WEBB AND FORMER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER LINDA LERNER ENDORSE FLOWERS

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: December 18, 2019 – Flowers has pulled off additional endorsements demonstrating her wealth of knowledge, respect, and trust that current and former elected officials have in her ability to serve as the next county commissioner... read more.


Steve Kornell

ST. PETERSBURG CITY COUNCILMEMBER STEVE KORNELL ENDORSES FLOWERS FOR COUNTY COMMISSION

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: December 19, 2019 – Councilmember Steve Kornell has served on the St. Petersburg City Council for two four year terms. While he did not endorse in the race to replace him, he has selected to come out early for the candidate of his choice in the District 7 Pinellas County Commission race to replace Commissioner Ken Welch... read more.


Lisa Wheeler-Bowman

INTIME FOR THE HOLIDAY ST. PETERSBURG CITY COUNCILMEMBER LISA WHEELER-BOWMAN ENDORSES FLOWERS FOR COUNTY COMMISSION

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: December 23, 2019 – Just before the holidays, Flowers has amassed yet another strong endorsement from the councilmember representing the district she once served. St. Petersburg City Councilmember Lisa Wheeler-Bowman was recently overwhelmingly re-elected to serve an additional four year term on city council... read more.


Michael Fridovich

GULFPORT CITY COUNCILMEMBER FRIDOVICH ENDORSES RENÉ FLOWERS

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: January 7, 2020 – Flowers snagged another big endorsement in her efforts to replace Commis- sioner Welch for the District 7 seat. Councilmember Michael Fridovich prides himself on establishing relationships... read more.


Lisa Perry

LISA PERRY FORMER CAMPAIGN STRATEGIST FOR GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE CHRIS KING AND COMMUNITY ACTIVIST ENDORSES FLOWERS

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: January 9, 2020 – A name well known in political circles within Pinellas County and beyond has endorsed René Flowers in the County Commission race to replace Commissioner Welch... read more.


Janet Long

COMMISSIONER JANET LONG SAYS FLOWERS CAN FILL WELCH’S SHOES

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: January 9, 2020 – The race for the District 7 seat is certainly heating up early in the game. Flowers is not wasting any time garnering the support of elected officials and community leaders. Flowers has added to an extensive list non other than County Commissioner Janet Long whom she has known and worked with for years... read more.


Sam Henderson

GULFPORT MAYOR SAM HENDERSON TOUTS FLOWERS COMMITMENT TO YOUTH AS THE REASON FOR HIS ENDORSEMENT

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: January 9, 2020 – The city of Gulfport is one fo the cities that falls in the Pinellas County Commission District 7 boundaries. Gulfport may be small in size compared to other cities, but they are growing by leaps and bounds thanks to Mayor Sam Henderson's leadership. That’s why this endorsement is critical in the race to replace Commissioner Ken Welch... read more.


Eileen Long

SCHOOL BOARD VICE CHAIR AND COLLEAGUE EILEEN LONG AND SEVERAL MINORITY BUSINESS OWNERS ENDORSE FLOWERS

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: January 23, 2020 – Flowers continues to gain support from sitting elected officials and community business owners. School Board Vice Chair Eileen Long has expressed her support and endorsement for her col-league, “I wholeheartedly endorse René Flowers for county commissioner. She has exhibited proven leadership, a commitment to the community, she cares for all of our residents, and her energy produces excellence in everything she does”... read more.


Linda Norris

OLDSMAR CITY COUNCILMEMBER LINDA NORRIS ENDORSES FLOWERS

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: February 5, 2020 – “ René commitment to our community is unwavering. Her passion to serve is evident in her capacity as a Board Member on the PSTA, supporting efficient eco-friendly Public Transpor-tation and spearheading the expansion of convenient pickup/drop off points making travel-ing to work much easier” said Councilmember Norris... read more.


Chris King

FORMER LT. GOV. DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE CHRIS KING ENDORSES RENÉ FLOWERS

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: February 11, 2020 – Former Lt. Gov. Democratic nominee Chris King will be in St. Pete on Wednesday with Pinellas County Commission candidate René Flowers for what her campaign describes as a "major announcement."... read more.


Carl Zimmerman

CARL ZIMMERMAN ENDORSES FLOWERS FOR COUNTY COMMISSION

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: February 27, 2020 – Carl Zimmermann, former member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 65th District, which includes northern Pinellas County, between 2012–2014 weighed in on the Pinellas County Commission Race for District 7. He has chosen to endorse René Flowers... read more.


April Thanos

NEWLY ELECTED GULFPORT COUNCILMEMBER ENDORSES FLOWERS

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: April 20, 2020 – Despite the focus and attention on the Coronavirus, prima-ry elections are right around the corner. René Flowers continues to garner the support of elected officials and community leaders as evidenced by her recent endorsement from Gulfport City Councilmember April Thanos... read more.


Martha Lenderman

MARTHA LENDERMAN—MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE BACKS FLOWERS

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: June 9, 2020 – While the Coronavirus has placed limitations on the candi- dates ability to meet voters in person, it has not stopped René Flowers from garnering support across the county. “For a number of years, Ms. Flowers served on the Social Action Funding Committee as a St. Petersburg City Council member and on the CDBG Committee once term limited. Her ad- vocacy did not stop once she was no longer an elected official. Her priorities remained to en- sure funding for health, mental health, substance abuse treatment and housing for persons with mental illnesses” stated Martha Lenderman. ... read more.


Martha Lenderman

STANDING FOR JUSTICE EQUALITY AND EQUITY – PASTOR ANDY OLIVER ENDORSES RENÉ FLOWERS FOR COUNTY COMMISSION

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: June 11, 2020 – As the world erupts from the underbelly of racism, right here at home we have born witness to discriminatory practices and unfair treatment of our Black and Brown siblings. René Flowers is the person we need on our County Commission... read more.


SEIU

FLOWERS NABS SEIU FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICES UNION ENDORSEMENT

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: June 19, 2020 – René Flowers, current School Board Member and Candidate for Pinellas County Com- mission, District 7 has secured the endorsement of the SEIU Florida Public Services Union. The union represents over 19,000 workers in eight counties, 16 cities, three Head Start Agencies, four school districts across Florida, and several health care facilities... read more and watch the video.


Equality Florida Endorsement

Equality Florida Endorsement

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: July 11, 2020 – Demanding equity and respect while denouncing hatred, racism and bigotry is paramount in times like these... read more.


EMGAGE PAC

EMGAGE PAC

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: July 11, 2020 – Based upon community discusson and a thorough review of your responses... read more.


Paul Ray

Ward 3 Gulfport City Councilmember Paul E. Ray, has endorsed René Flowers

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: July 11, 2020 – I have been so very proud of the tireless efforts rene has put in on the School Board... read more.


Former Mayor William Bill Foster

Former Mayor William "Bill" Foster Endorses René Flowers

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: July 11, 2020 – I served alonngside René Flowers on the St. Petersburg City Council for eight years... read more.


Charlie Gerdes

FORMER COUNCIL CHAIR GERDES CALLS THE RACE FOR FLOWERS

ST.PETERSBURG, FL: Auugust 2, 2020 – Former St. Petersburg City Councilmember and Chair, Charlie Gerdes, strongly endorsed former St. Petersburg City Councilmember Rene Flowers as the next District 7 Pinellas County Commissioner.... read more.