Jennifer Webb holding fundraiser for HD 69 bid Thursday – Florida Politics (blog)
A reception benefitting Democrat Jennifer Webb’s House District 69 campaign is set for Thursday evening in St. Petersburg.
The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Pete home of Susie Stroud and Robbie Kety, Democratic supporters who also hosted a fundraiser for Mayor Rick Kriseman during his 2017 re-election campaign.
Prospective attendees can get more details and an address by sending an RSVP to [email protected] or by calling 850-841-9020.
Stroud, Kety and more than a dozen others are listed on the event host committee, including PlanningWorks head Larry Biddle, Equality Florida development officer Ed Lally and husband Phil Dinkins, Mayo Mortgage Group head Tracie Mayo, composer Rand Snell and USF Women’s and Gender Studies professor Milton Wendland.
The invite also lists four suggested donation levels, starting with $100 for “supporters” and going up to $1,000, the maximum allowable donation to a state House candidate, for “patrons.”
HD 69 is currently held by Republican Rep. Kathleen Peters, who announced last year she would run for Pinellas County Commission rather than run for a fourth term in the House.
After Javier Centonzio announced his exit from the race earlier this month, Webb became the lone Democrat vying for the seat. She will face the winner of the Republican Primary between Jeremy Bailie and Raymond Blacklidge.
Webb has earned endorsements from numerous local leaders, including Kriseman, as well as a nod from the LGBTQ Victory Fund – if elected Webb would be the fourth openly LGBTQ member of the Florida Legislature, and the first LGBTQ woman.
HD 69 includes the communities of Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island, South Pasadena and Gulfport. Republicans have a slim lead in voter registrations in the district, which voted plus-3 for Donald Trump in 2016.
Webb’s invite is below.