Endorsements

Gigi Arntzen-Esposito, Former Largo Commissioner

“Eric brings years of experience in business, in journalism, and in the City of Largo to the table, and he always puts the people of Largo first. He has a vision for the future and he’s focused on finding local solutions for our city. That’s why I’m pleased to endorse Eric Gerard for Largo City Commission.”

Bob Murray, Former Largo Commissioner

“Eric has many years of community involvement that makes him the ideal candidate for the Largo City Commission. Over the years, I have seen that his priorities are in improving the lives of people and in building community. Eric will work towards developing local solutions to make Largo a strong and viable community. That is why I support Eric Gerard for Largo City Commission.”

Pat Burke, Former Largo Commissioner

“Eric Gerard is an outstanding representative for the people of Largo.  He is intelligent, outgoing, dedicated, enthusiastic about the future of Largo and will make an excellent Commissioner.  I am proud to endorse Eric Gerard for Commissioner Seat 3.”

Gay Gentry, Former Largo Commissioner

“For years, Eric has brought his skills and experience to Largo as President of the Greater Largo Library Foundation and as Vice-Chair of the Largo Planning Board. He has the dedication, the vision, and the judgement to find the local solutions we need to move Largo forward. I’m proud to endorse Eric Gerard for Largo City Commission.”

Gov. Charlie Crist, Congressman

“Eric has the experience, the discipline, and the record of service to be a strong leader for the City of Largo. He knows how to work with people and organizations throughout the region to get things done. That’s why I’m pleased to endorse Eric Gerard for Largo City Commission.”

Ben Diamond, State Representative

“I am proud to endorse Eric Gerard in his campaign to serve on the Largo Commission. Eric has a long record of service in the City of Largo, and outstanding judgment and experience. He is an honest and hardworking leader, and will serve the people of Largo well. I am honored to support Eric as our next Largo City Commissioner.”

Jennifer Webb, State Representative

“Eric knows how to work with people to solve problems and get the job done. I know he’ll be able to develop relationships with regional partners to make progress on commonsense issues like public safety, affordable housing, sustainability, and resilience. I can say with confidence: Eric Gerard is the right choice for Largo City Commission.”

Darryl Rouson, State Senator

“Eric Gerard’s longtime service to the city of Largo makes him the right choice for Largo City Commission. He brings local solutions to the city, especially on critical issues like housing, tranpsortation, and resilience. I’m endorsing Eric because he a strong local voice for the people of Largo.”

Rick Kriseman, St. Petersburg Mayor

“Eric Gerard has been serving the people of Largo for decades. We can count on him to move Pinellas County forward. As our region grapples with issues like affordable housing, climate change, and public safety, it’s critical that our leaders understand the issues and work collaboratively to make real progress. That’s why I’m enthusiastically endorsing Eric Gerard for Largo Commission.”

Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, St. Petersburg Councilwoman

“On issues like affordable housing, public safety, and sustainability, Eric Gerard is the clear choice to move Largo forward. His decades of experience have prepared him to tackle these issues and bring communities together – that’s why I’m so happy to endorse his candidacy.”

Cookie Kennedy, Indian Rocks Beach Mayor

“Eric Gerard is the leader we need in Largo. You can count on Eric to listen to resident concerns, creating a stronger Largo and Pinellas County. His many years as a business owner, journalist, and community advocate have prepared Eric to lead on day one. I’m so happy to endorse Eric’s campaign. His temperament, compassion, and experience will be wonderful on the Largo Commission”

Alex Sink, Former Florida CFO

“As Florida’s former chief financial officer, I know the importance of fiscal management. Eric’s experience as a small business owner and his involvement on the Largo Planning Board and the Greater Largo Library Foundation have prepared him to responsibly lead Largo on day one. I’m proud to endorse his candidacy and look forward to his continued service to the people of Largo.”

Vernon Bryant, Businessman

“I got to know Eric when he and I had the honor of leading the Greater Largo Library Foundation (GLLF) as members of the Board of Directors. Our efforts included the creation of the now very popular Annual Art Hop that showcases both the Largo Library and local artisans as well as raising funds to support the Library’s outreach to every part of the city and surrounding communities.

“Eric has always actively supported the city of Largo and is one of the city’s leading citizens. He is a firm supporter of all that makes the City of Largo a great city. Know that he will stand up for you—The Citizen.

“Eric’s service in the City of Largo has been characterized by his focus on finding solutions to the daily challenges Largo faces. He listens to all voices, investigates problems, and supports sensible action to move the city forward. Eric’s track record of solid leadership and my experiences working closely with him for a number of years on the GLLF Board is why I’m endorsing him for Largo City Commission.”

Communications Workers of America, Local 3179

Equality Florida

Suncoast Sierra Club

Stonewall Democrats

 

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