The St. Pete Chamber wrapped up our Primary Elections CANDIDate Conversations last week. In total, the Chamber hosted candidates for School Board, County Commission, Tax Collector, Sheriff, State House and Congress over 3 Thursday afternoons in a breakout room speed dating format. More than 200 Chamber members and guests participated over the 3 sessions.
Each candidate spent 10 minutes in a different breakout room with 3-6 attendees before moving on to the next room. These small setting conversations provided each attendee the opportunity to have a candid conversation and get to know each candidate before casting their vote.
At the conclusion of each session, a straw poll was conducted to gauge attendees preferences in each race.
Please see below for the list of Chamber Straw Poll Winners:
Pinellas County School Board District 1: Laura Hine
Pinellas County School Board District 4: Eileen Long
Pinellas County School Board District 7: Caprice Edmond
County Commission District 7 Democratic Primary: Rene Flowers
Pinellas County Tax Collector Republican Primary: Charles Thomas
Florida House District 67 Democratic Primary: Mike Henkel
Florida House District 70 Democratic Primary: Mark Oliver
Please visit www.votepinellas.com for help finding your polling place or early voting location.