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Latest updates from the campaign:


October 14th, 2019 - Montanari Comes Clean, Launches “Conservative Ed, Republican Ed” Advertising Campaign - Change comes after months of fake outrage over partisanship and telling voters that he’s not conservative

“Ed is admitting that he’s been misleading voters for months,” City Council candidate Orlando Acosta said. “His voting record clearly shows that Ed is a right-wing conservative. After months of denials and fake outrage about partisanship, he’s admitting, in his own advertising, that we were right.  He even broke the law in the process. St. Petersburg deserves better.”

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October 2nd, 2019 - Ed Montanari Joined Protest Opposing Gay Marriage, Supporting Gay Conversion Therapy

“In St. Petersburg, we value equality and fairness for everyone no matter who they love,” Orlando Acosta said in response to Montanari’s anti-LGBTQ views. “Ed’s stance on LGBTQ rights, common sense gun control, and environmental protection do not reflect who we are as a city and they do not reflect our values as a community.”

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October 1st, 2019 - Ed Montanari is a No-Show at All Three LWV Forums in St. Petersburg Council Election

Orlando Acosta Calls on Opponent to Show Up and Answer Questions from Voters Tomorrow in Kenwood

“Voters deserve to know why Ed Montanari is avoiding them,” said Acosta. “Between his support for the NRA, his anti-environment voting record, and his cozy relationship with big out-of-town developers, Ed has a lot to answer for.”

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September 4th, 2019 - Orlando Acosta Announces Sierra Club Endorsement in St. Petersburg Council Race - Calls on Ed Montanari to Answer for His Right-Wing Anti-Environment Record

“I’m calling on Ed Montanari to explain why he would vote against our environment,” Acosta added. “Voters deserve to know why Ed is siding with Donald Trump and Rick Scott on this issue instead of working to address climate change – St. Petersburg can’t afford to have a climate denier on council.”

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June 21st, 2019 - Orlando Acosta Announces Candidacy for St. Petersburg City Council, District 3

“St. Petersburg deserves a choice,” said Acosta. “I’m running to ensure that every voter can cast their ballot for someone who represents their values. I believe the diversity of St. Petersburg is our strength – and if you agree with me, I’m asking for your vote.”

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