Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker is throwing his support behind Chris Scherer in his bid for Pinellas County Commission, District 1.
Scherer, a Republican, is running to replace Commissioner Janet Long, a Democrat who is not seeking re-election. So far, Scherer faces just one challenger, Democrat Joanne “Cookie” Kennedy.
Republicans are eyeing the open race as an opportunity to grow their lead on the County Commission, which they just secured during the 2022 Midterm Elections.
Former St. Petersburg City Councilmember Robert Blackmon, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of St. Pete in 2021, also announced his backing for Scherer.
– Peter Schorsch, Extensive Enterprises Media