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REPRESENTATIVE KATHLEEN PETERS to be OCTOBER SPEAKER

Representative Kathleen Peters, District 69, is a tireless champion for the homeless and the mentally ill.  At BWRC on Friday, October 7th, she will share pertinent information and her latest initiatives to help the mentally ill and those dealing with addictions.

Peters is a former mayor of South Pasadena and now a resident of Treasure Island.  She first moved to Pinellas County in 1985, and she served on the South Pasadena Planning and Zoning Board of Directors from 2006 before being elected to the South Pasadena City Commission in 2008.  In June 2009, she was elected by the Commission to serve as mayor for the remainder of the retiring mayor's term.  Peters was re-elected mayor in March 2010 for a three year term, leaving the position when she was elected to the Florida House in 2012.  She was re-elected in 2014 and is running a third time in this fall's election.  In the House, Representative Peters is vice chair of the Children, Families and Seniors Sub committee.  She also serves on the Economic Affairs Committee and the Justice Appropriations, Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations and Transportation and Ports subcommittees.

She has a bachelors degree from Eckerd College and an Associates of Arts degree from St. Petersburg College.  She has four children and four grandchildren.