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"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Born and raised in Midtown South St. Petersburg the most impoverished area in Pinellas County. I was one of eight siblings being raised by a single divorced mother. I learned early on the value of hard work and perseverance. My Mother worked as a domestic, sewing, cooking, cleaning and rearing affluent people's children in Snell Isle and Shore Acres until her death in 1985.
After graduating from Northeast High School in 1981 I attended International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) Technical Institute where I received an Associate Arts Degree in Electronics Engineering in 1983. I also Attended Hillsborough Community College and St. Petersburg College.
In 1983 I started an 18 year career with Xerox Corporation as a Senior Printing Systems Engineer. There I met and married my soulmate Melissa Newton. We have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. This year we will celebrate 31 years of marital bliss.
St. Petersburg City Council 2008-2016
Florida House of Representatives 2016-2020
12 Years of Consecutive Governance
Real leadership is about self-sacrifice, commitment and genuinely caring about people. As a Statesman, I believe in people, over the politicians.
I want to continue being a champion that is visible and vocal on issues of importance for the people in St. Petersburg.
I want to continue serving as your voice in St. Petersburg.
A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that matters. A voice that cares.
It will be an honor and a privilege to continue serving you as Mayor of St. Petersburg.
Wengay "Newt" Newton
Member of the Florida House of Representatives