Pinellas County is a Florida county that is home to St. Petersberg, Clearwater and Palm Harbor. Named for Punta Piñal ("Point of Pines" or "Piney Point"), he county seceded from Hillsborough County in 1912. The Pinellas Peninsula, dividing Tampa Bay from the Gulf of Mexico and a small part of the mainland were incorporated into the county.
Representation in the U.S. HouseEdit
Most of Pinellas County is in the 10th Congressional District of Florida and represented by "rank and file" Republican C.W. Bill Young. However the district surrounds an exclave of the 11th Congressional District, which is represented by "rank and file" Democrat Kathy Castor.
Charles R. "Bob" Darst, president of daData, a firm accused of cramming, owns a $1.2 million condo in downtown St. Petersburg. He also a founding offcier of the popular Tampa Bay nightclub the Venue. Source: Palm Harbor Company tied to Congressional Report on Phone Cramming Ivan Penn. St. Petersberg Times. July 14, 2011.