The organization endorsed Gina Driscoll and Lisset Hanewicz.
Ruth’s List Florida wants to maintain the female supermajority on the St. Petersburg City Council, a goal it announced Wednesday along with endorsements for incumbent District 6 Council member Gina Driscoll and District 4 candidate Lisset Hanewicz.
The organization, which often backs its endorsements with financial contributions to campaigns, helps get Democratic women who support abortion rights elected to office.
The group announced its endorsements of the City Council candidates on nationally recognized Equal Pay Day, meant to symbolize how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Ruth’s List had previously endorsed Driscoll in her 2017 bid and supports Hanewicz’s run to fill the seat vacated by Darden Rice, who Ruth’s List has endorsed for St. Pete Mayor.