ST. PETERSBURG – The two candidates vying for the City Council District 6 seat are both touting endorsements.

The campaign of Justin Bean announced Wednesday that the Suncoast Police Benevolent Association has endorsed the 30-year-old business development sales manager.

St. Petersburg District 6 City Council race: Justin Bean vs. Gina Driscoll

“I am humbled and honored to receive the endorsement of those who run toward danger to protect us,” Bean said in a prepared statement.

“I know our Police Department is critical to the future success of St. Pete and I look forward to working with them to build a St. Pete that works for everyone.”

His opponent, Gina Driscoll, 46, has been endorsed by the Florida National Organization for Women (NOW) PAC.

The organization has also endorsed Mayor Rick Kriseman, who is in a tight race with former Mayor Rick Baker. Council member Darden Rice, who is being challenged for the District 4 seat by first-time candidate Jerick Johnston, also has been endorsed by the Florida NOW PAC.

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