Nadine Smith

Steve Kornell Wins St. Pete City Council Race!

Filed By Nadine Smith | November 05, 2009 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Florida, St. Petersburg, Steve Kornell

We did it!

kornell221.jpgTuesday night, Steve Kornell won his historic race to become the first openly gay person to win a seat on the St. Petersburg City Council.

In a contest widely praised for being a clean race that focused on the issues Steve garnered 59% of the vote.

He couldn't have done it without you.

"I envision a St. Petersburg that welcomes everyone to contribute to our city regardless of their gender, sexual orientation or any other difference," said Steve on election night.

"My Thanks to Equality Florida for their incredible support from day one."

The Equality Florida Action PAC and our members were among Steve's most ardent supporters, having targeted this race early in the campaign season as on of the most important of the year.

We issued a rallying cry and you responded! By Election Day our supporters contributed thousands of dollars and hundreds of volunteer shifts to help with an amazing ground offensive.

This win has a statewide impact.

St. Pete is now the largest city in Florida to have an openly gay elected official. As the 4th largest city in the state, St. Pete's influence reaches far beyond its borders and this victory for Steve means a victory for Florida's LGBT community statewide.

Interested in how our other endorsed candidates fared?

Click here to see the election results.

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