Endorsed Candidates 2016




The Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County remind all those Gulfport voters currently receiving their ballots in the mail to vote for our member, April Thanos for Ward 1, Gulfport City Council.  In April’s own words, she wants “to serve Gulfport and make sure my ward has a representative that shares Gulfport’s inclusive values and will do what’s best for everyone in the city, not just certain neighborhoods or interest groups.” 

In considering whether to endorse her, the Stonewall membership was pleased to learn of April’s background in working with small businesses and the LGBT community, promoting diversity and inclusion in the marketplace, and eliminating employment discrimination.   April served as President of Seattle NOW, advocating for reproductive rights and true equality for women.  In addition, April worked to raise scholarship funds to make it possible for LGBT teens to attend college, even if they didn’t have support from their families.  Of course, many Stonewall members have had the opportunity to get to know April on a personal basis, because she often attends our meetings and has participated in our discussions. 

Approximately 60% of Gulfport voters return mail ballots.  That means Election Day is TODAY for many residents of the City.  The Stonewall Democrats urge Gulfport voters to mark those ballots for April Thanos and return them now, for the sake of a more inclusive City Council.

April Thanos Website


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