Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book is backing former Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch in his bid for St. Petersburg Mayor.
Book took over as Senate Democratic Leader prior to the end of the 2021 Legislative Session.
“I am proud to support local city leaders like Ken who have the both background and experience necessary to make a difference for everyday Floridians,” Book said. “I am confident Ken will be a tremendous partner.”
Although the mayoral race is non-partisan, it’s no secret where they align, especially when looking at endorsers. Welch, a registered Democrat, faces Republican City Council member Robert Blackmon.
– Kelly Hayes, The Tampa Bay 100