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Peters and Kedron compete for a seat on Board of County Commissioners

Nov. 6 ballot includes run-off elections for three School Board seats

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It’s been a lot of years since voters in District 6 had to choose a County commissioner with no incumbent on the ballot.

John Morroni, who died May 20 while still in office, served District 6 since 2000. On Nov. 6, residents who live in Feather Sound, Pinellas Park, Seminole, northeast St. Petersburg and the Gulf beaches from Redington Shores south will get a choice between Republican Kathleen Peters and Democrat Amy Kedron to take Morroni’s seat on the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.

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Meet Amy! A Q & A by the League of Women Voters

EXPERIENCE:

Former CEO, college professor and published law scholar specializing in community development, small business expansion and the green economy. I helped start a policy think tank with Cornell ILR that improves healthcare, housing, economic, social and environmental policies.

EDUCATION:

SUNY Buffalo School of Law, JD SUNY Buffalo PhD Columbia University MA Columbia University MA SUNY Buffalo BA

CURRENT OCCUPATION:

Professor/Consultant

 

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Amy’s Work Protecting Small Business

“Think Local First”

By LAUREN NEWKIRK MAYNARD

Amy Kedron will be the first to tell you: No matter where she lives, she will always be from Buffalo.

After graduating from UB in 1998, Kedron left her hometown to earn two master’s degrees at Columbia University. Like other post-industrial cities in what’s known as the “Rust Belt,” Buffalo at that time was suffering from decades of economic decay and depopulation as manufacturing jobs disappeared and familiar storefronts shut their doors.

Then, in 2003, Kedron returned home and discovered a paradox. Buffalo was in a state of economic crisis—but not everywhere. She clearly remembers Elmwood Avenue, a popular shopping strip that runs down the center of town, bustling with new retail, housing and social activity.

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