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.