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Mayor Brown Garners Endorsements From Women's Coalition

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A bipartisan gathering of female supporters endorsed incumbent Democratic Mayor Alvin Brown for re-election Thursday.

The group included former WNBA President and Generation W founder Donna Orender and Brown's former Chief Administrative Officer Karen Bowling.

Brown thanked the women for their support.

“I’ve appointed women in key positions in my administration and am always focused on supporting them in their efforts. Women need to be empowered, part of the team. If you're going to have a great city you've got to have women in key leadership positions."

Brown isn’t the only candidate to attract the support of prominent women. Republican challenger Lenny Curry is holding a rally next week headlined by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

A recent St. Pete Polls measure of the city’s mayoral race found Brown leads Curry among likely female voters. However, Curry has an advantage among male voters.

The mayoral runoff is set for May 19.