Gina Driscoll publishes the first advertisement for the city council’s re-election campaign


Driscoll takes on Mhariel Powers in the general election.

Member of the Saint Petersburg City Council Gina Driscoll published the first announcement of his re-election campaign on Monday.

The 30-second spot is shown on television and digital platforms. The clip highlights Driscoll’s work on city council on environmental issues, affordable housing and jobs.

“As a member of your city council, I have worked to make our city stronger by protecting our green spaces and waterways, supporting small businesses so they can succeed in these difficult times and creating housing affordable, ”Driscoll says in the ad.

Throughout the clip, Driscoll is seen walking around various locations around town as she highlights her campaign platforms. She talks about protecting the environment in a park, supporting small businesses near local shops and the need for collective housing in a neighborhood.

“But the most important thing I’ve done is stay with our people,” Driscoll says in the ad. “You are what makes St. Petersburg special. “

Driscoll faces a challenger Mhariel summers in the general elections in November.

Since launching her campaign, the incumbent has racked up a list of supporters from political leaders across the aisle. Driscoll has secured the support of Senator Darryl Rouson and candidate for Congress and State Representative Ben Diamond, and also received the support of his two Republican colleagues, Ed Montanari and candidate for mayor Robert Blackmon.

“We want to be sure that every voter knows they are making St. Petersburg such an amazing place to live,” Driscoll said in a statement. “I’m grateful to my supporters for bringing us to this point so I can share my message with our entire city. “

Driscoll also garnered support from the West Central Florida Labor Council, the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 747, Ruth’s List Florida and Equality Florida PAC.

The incumbent was first elected to District 6 headquarters in 2017 and is the vice-chair of the board.

District 6 covers the southeast area of ​​St. Pete and includes Tropicana Field and Coquina Key.

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