One of the state’s largest unions – SEIU Florida – has announced endorsements for candidates running to represent Tampa Bay for the 2022 election cycle.
In Hillsborough County, the organization is backing U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor as she runs for reelection in CD 14. The union is also backing state Sen. Janet Cruz and Reps. Fentrice Driskell, Dianne Hart and Susan Valdes.
Hillsborough County Commissioners Harry Cohen, Kimberly Overman and Mariella Smith also earned endorsements from SEIU Florida.
In Pinellas County, the union announced support for Pinellas County Commissioners Rene Flowers and Pat Gerard, and Pinellas County School Board member Caprice Edmond.
– Kelly Hayes, The Tampa Bay 100