FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LISA WHEELER-BOWMAN ENDORSES BARCLAY HARLESS – ST. PETE CITY COUNCIL WOMAN IS WITH BARCLAY!
Contact: Nick Janovsky (813) 391-8291
(ST. PETERSBURG, FL) – St. Pete City Council Member Lisa Wheeler-Bowman representing district 7 which encompasses Midtown, Child’s Park and South St. Pete has endorsed Barclay Harless in his campaign for City Council District 2. Barclay is building a wide coalition of support and Lisa’s endorsement joins School Board member Renee Flowers, the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 123 and he has received more than 100 individual contributors to his campaign for St. Pete City Council District 2.
“We need to make our city better in all corners and give all residents an equal playing field and opportunities. Barclay has worked in Midtown and he understands we need to improve neighborhoods throughout our city by working to improve transportation, eliminate food deserts, bring sustainable jobs into all areas and give our kids the skills to compete for livable wage jobs,” stated Lisa Wheeler-Bowman. “I know we have a lot of challenges and I need another fighter like me on city council to get things done for all of St. Pete and work to eliminate disparities in any neighborhood, that is why I am endorsing Barclay Harless and look forward to working with him on behalf of St. Pete residents and small businesses,” said Lisa Wheeler-Bowman.
“We have so much to celebrate, yet our community faces serious challenges today. I’m ready to roll my sleeves up and get to work. I am running to tackle the tough challenges and provide meaningful results; I am not interested in finger-pointing or playing the blame game. Having worked across the aisle in the Florida Legislature, with local leaders on the Pinellas County Charter Review Board, with the St. Pete Chamber of Commerce and with the small businesses that have revolutionized our urban core, I am ready to take on the issues facing our city. I thank Lisa for her leadership and I’m looking forward to working with her on city council,” said Barclay Harless.
A fifth-generation Floridian, Barclay Harless has been involved in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. After graduating from the University of South Florida in 2010 with a bachelor’s in history, he went to work in the Midtown area of St. Petersburg for State Representative Darryl Rouson during the height of the economic recession. He has served on the board of R’Club Childcare, Inc., and the Louise Graham Center for Regeneration for three and half years. Barclay has been the state policy chair in the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and has served on grant boards for the Suncoast United Way. He was appointed to the Pinellas Charter Review Commission in 2015 and sponsored a county amendment that stipulated citizen-drawn redistricting for the county commission.