Delegates attend LWV Legislative Summit

  • Mayor Andrew Gillum welcomes LWV to Tallahassee.

To find your legislators

LWV Legislative Summit delegates from the St. Petersburg Area League (LWVSPA) have returned from successful meetings and lobbying activities in Tallahassee on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 16-17.  The annual Florida League of Women Voters legislative event ended with a “Celebration of Florida Visionaries” Historic Capitol Gala on Wednesday evening.

Honored guest speakers addressed the League’s concerns about legislation pertaining to fair elections, education oversight, Amendment 1 funding and gun safety, proposed during 2015-16 legislative sessions. Speakers this year were Rep. Dave Kerner, West Palm Beach; Senator Jeff Clemens, Lake Worth; Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, Miami; and Mary Ellen Klas, Capital Bureau Chief, Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times

LWVSPA delegates were Julie Kessel, President; Raechel Garafolo, First Vice President; Board Directors Kathy Douglas and Kathy Mossing.