The three-term District 69 State Representative says Blacklidge is the
right choice for continued effective representation in Tallahassee.
The Ray Blacklidge Campaign today announced the endorsement of State Representative Kathleen Peters. Blacklidge, a Republican, is running to succeed her in District 69 in the Florida House of Representatives, the seat Peters has held since 2012.
“Ray Blacklidge is a solid leader I’m proud to endorse,” said Peters. “His background in the private sector and strong history of service to our community make him perfectly poised to be an effective voice for Pinellas County in Tallahassee. I am confident that he will serve us well, carry on my political agenda, and I urge all District 69 voters to support him.”
Before her three terms in the Florida House of Representatives, Peters was elected to the South Pasadena City Commission in 2008 and served as the city’s mayor from 2009 to 2012. She is currently running for the Pinellas County Commission.
“I’m honored to have Representative Peters’s support,” said Blacklidge. “She has been an effective legislator for our area, and I look forward to continuing to work with her to provide our communities with effective and responsive representation.”
Blacklidge has an extensive background as an entrepreneur with a record of protecting consumers and fighting fraud. He currently works as an insurance executive and attorney in the management of a Florida-based insurance company.
House District 69 covers the south Pinellas beach communities from Redington Shores to Fort DeSoto, as well as portions of St. Petersburg, Gulfport, Kenneth City, and Pinellas Park. With 36 percent of the district’s voter registration, Republicans maintain a slight lead over the Democrats’ 35 percent. Independents and minor parties make up 29 percent of the district.
Paid by Ray Blacklidge, Republican, for State Representative