SEIU(FPSU) SAYS WE’RE WITH BARCLAY! Today, the Service Employees International Union Florida Public Services Union (SEIUFPSU) announced they are standing with Barclay Harless in his run for city council. SEIU has a powerful impact on local elections with their boots on the ground and advocacy. SEIU Florida represents over 55,000 members and retirees.
Rick Smith, affiliated with SEIU Florida Public Services Union, the SEIU Local affiliate that represents the city’s front line workforce, said, “Our organization has decided to get behind Barclay Harless in this important St. Pete election because we believe he shares a common vision for St. Petersburg and our values. Barclay has the local experience needed to be successful on council and fight to maintain the progress that has been made.He is committed to stand for policies aimed at affordable housing, reducing crime and protecting workers rights.”
“I’m not just here to talk about making St. Pete affordable. It is a key priority of mine while continuing to fight for living wage jobs and fixing our infrastructure. Our campaign is gaining substantial support from voters who have confidence in my fresh perspective and I will not support policies that take us backwards,” said Barclay Harless.
The Barclay Harless campaign continues to build an impressive list of supporters that includes Pinellas County School Board Vice Chair Rene Flowers, St. Petersburg City Council members Jim Kennedy, Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni, Largo Commissioner Mike Smith, the AFL-CIO and former State Representative Dwight Dudley. A fifth-generation Floridian, Barclay serves on various local and not-for-profit boards.