Pinellas County Commissioner Pat Gerard has joined several local Democrats in endorsing House District 68 candidate Lindsay Cross.
Gerard has held her Pinellas County Commission seat since 2014 and before that served as the Mayor of Largo for seven years. Cross also announced support from Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson, Gulfport Council member Michael Fridovich, Belleair Bluffs Commissioner Joseph Barkley III and Largo City Commissioner Eric Gerard.
Cross, an environmental scientist, entered the HD 68 race to replace incumbent Ben Diamond. So far, she is the only candidate in the race.
Cross previously earned support from St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman.
– Kelly Hayes, The Tampa Bay 100