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Sierra Club endorses Mariella Smith for Hillsborough County Commission

The Sierra Club of Tampa Bay announces our endorsement of Mariella Smith in the Hillsborough County Commission District 5 race. Mariella Smith stands alone above all other candidates in her proven commitment to our community and the principles of the Sierra Club.

For decades Mariella Smith has advocated for smart growth policies that include public transportation and environmental protection. The challenges facing Hillsborough County demand the fresh ideas, honest debate and unwavering courage Sierra has come to expect from Mariella Smith.

The Sierra Club decision to endorse Mariella Smith for County Commission District 5 followed unanimous votes at all three Sierra Club levels required for review and ratification. The Sierra Club urges the voters of Hillsborough County to support and elect Mariella Smith to the Hillsborough County Commission.

About the Sierra Club:
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3 million members and supporters. In addition to helping people from all backgrounds explore nature and our outdoor heritage, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.

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Ruth’s List Florida endorses Mariella Smith for Hillsborough County Commission

Ruth’s List Florida, the state’s only resource dedicated to recruiting and aiding Democratic women candidates, announced their endorsement of Mariella Smith in the Hillsborough County Commission race, lauding her ongoing commitment to stand up for Florida women and families.

“Mariella Smith is a small business owner and a dynamic leader who supports equal opportunity for all and stands up to powerful special interests” said Pam Goodman, Ruth’s List Florida Executive Director. “The Ruth’s List community — now tens of thousands members strong — is excited to support her candidacy.”

“I am grateful for the grassroots help Ruth’s List Florida provides Democratic women in Florida,” said Mariella Smith. “I’m proud to accept their endorsement and the endorsement of the tens of thousands of Ruth’s List members and supporters who believe, like I do, that Florida leaders should advocate for improvements to transportation and transit, support smart growth management, protect our environment, and make sure our government works for all citizens.”

Ruth’s List Florida is dedicated to building a progressive Florida by recruiting and assisting Democratic women leaders to the State Cabinet, Legislature, County Commissions, City Councils and other key positions in Florida. Since 2008, Ruth’s List Florida has 71+ victories and has raised more than $4,000,000 to support Democratic women running for state and local office in Florida. For more information about Ruth’s List Florida please visit ruthslistfl.org

Fundraiser Party

🎉 Fundraiser party for Mariella Smith in Carrollwood!

Our Hosts:

Hon. Pat Kemp • Hon. Lynn Gray • Hon. Mary Figg • Hon. Don & Babs Evans • Alice & Carnot Nelson • Roberta Baer • Ken Copenhaver & Edy Verona • Ethel Hammer & Gary Engelhardt • Jeannie Holton • Clara Lawhead • Nicholas Menard • Jan Smith

(Host committee in formation)

invite you to a fundraising party in support of

Mariella Smith

for Hillsborough County Commission

Countywide (District 5)

Please come! And invite your friends!

Thursday, June 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

at the home of Alice & Carnot Nelson
14043 Shady Shores Dr.
Tampa, FL 33613

Suggested Contribution Levels:
$50, $100, $250 and up to $1000 maximum

Click here to donate online
or make check payable and mail it with your contact info & occupation* to:
Mariella Smith Campaign, P.O. Box 891115, Tampa, FL 33689

For info or to join host committee:
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* Campaign finance law requires us to record the occupation of each donor, or note if they are retired or not employed.
The maximum contribution under Florida law is $1,000 per person or business, per each election cycle (primary or general election).

Video: U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor speaks at Kick-off for Mariella Smith Campaign

U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor gave a wonderful speech at our Campaign Kick-off last night. I’m deeply honored to have her endorsement.

You’re invited to the Kick-Off Event for the Mariella Smith Campaign!

Mariella Smith for County Commission

Our Hosts:

Erin Aebel  •  Kent Bailey • Lynda & Ryan Barack • Jack Berlin • Gayle Bertelstein • Judi Breuggeman & Larry Schwartz • Carol & David Burt • Teresa & Ged Caddick • Catania & Catania P.A. • Dolores Coe & Bruce Marsh • Lori & Juan Davis • Lynn & Hon. John Dingfelder • Ricardo “Rick” Fernandez • Hon. Mary Figg • Gary Gibbons • Ethel Hammer & Gary Engelhardt • Carla Jimenez & Jim Freeman • Commissioner Pat Kemp • Peggy Land • Nancy Kimball & Mark Albert Mellon • Priscilla & Stephen “Mickey” Mixon • Rosalind & Don Moffett • Ann Mohin • Mark Morris • Nanette & Rick O’Hara • Dr. Hal E. Ott • Sally Phillips & Ercillia Albistu • Marcia & Rusty Pontenberg • Rochelle A. Reback • Leslie Reiner & Tony Kriseman • Ruthie & Robert Rorebeck • Rob & Julie Samartin • Hon. Linda Saul-Sena • Linda & Tom Scarritt • Sara Golding Scher & David Scher • Jim Shirk • Maryann Stein • Liz Taylor • Marina Welch & David Gallagher • Crystal Whitescarver

(Host committee in formation)

Cordially invite you to the Kick-Off Event in support of

Mariella Smith

for Hillsborough County Commission

Countywide (District 5)

January 23, 5:30 p.m.

The Italian Club
1731 E. 7th Ave. in Ybor City
Tampa, FL 33605

Suggested Contribution:
Host: $500 • Attendee: $100
All amounts gratefully accepted.

For info or to join host committee:
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Please visit MariellaSmith.com to contribute,
or make check payable and mail it with your contact info & occupation to:
Mariella Smith Campaign, P.O. Box 891115, Tampa, FL 33689

The maximum contribution under Florida law is $1,000 per person or business, per each election cycle (primary or general election).

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Mariella Smith has filed to run for Hillsborough County Commission

MARIELLA SMITH, a long-time advocate for environmental protection, transportation and smart growth, has filed to run as a Democrat for election to the Hillsborough County Commission, Countywide, District 5. Smith is challenging Republican Commissioner Victor Crist who is running for the District 5 seat in the general election in November, 2018. Crist is attempting to switch seats with County Commissioner Ken Hagan, so they both may evade the voter-enacted term limits which bar them from running again in the same district, after already serving two terms on the County Commission. Crist is a career politician who has held office for 26 years.

“It’s time to stop the musical chairs by the same old politicians who are more interested in deals for special interests than serving our citizens.” said Smith. “I will be a strong advocate for smart growth, good government, and transportation solutions that work.”

County Commissioner Pat Kemp is endorsing Mariella Smith. Commissioner Kemp says “Mariella has been a tireless advocate for our neighborhoods and our environment. Mariella has spent decades working for smarter growth and transportation investments that will get us out of gridlock. I look forward to serving on the County Commission with Mariella Smith so we can work together to build a prosperous future for Hillsborough County.”

Smith has marshaled citizen activists to stand before the County Commission countless times over two decades, addressing the Board on issues affecting communities from Ruskin to Tampa to Keystone.

“I will always put the interests of our communities and citizens first.” said Smith. “I will work for open, honest and transparent government and will firmly oppose corporate giveaways and secret dealings. I will protect our environment, our neighborhoods and our citizens’ civil rights.”

Mariella Smith’s campaign will kick-off with a fund-raiser and friend-raiser at the Italian Club, 1731 E. 7th Ave. in Ybor City, on January 23, at 5:30 pm. All are welcome.

To learn more about Mariella Smith and her campaign visit MariellaSmith.com.