On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott announced five appointments to a variety of courts and state boards.
Rick Baker is looking to finish strong ahead of the St. Petersburg mayoral primary Tuesday, August 29. In his push to build a “Seamless City,” the former two-term Mayor will hold a final fundraiser in the primary contest, set for Tuesday, August 22 at 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, 400 Beach Dr. NE. in downtown St. Pete. Suggested minimum contribution is $50 per attendee.
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman travels across Tampa Bay once again this week for a Tampa fundraiser to support his re-election effort. According to the invite, the Thursday reception is to “celebrate the progress of the past three years in St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay.”
Tampa International Airport is preparing for the future, moving ahead with a multibillion-dollar expansion project while setting new passenger records in 2017. However, Noah Pransky of WTSP found that TIA appears hesitant to embrace the latest transportation disruptor: ridesharing technology companies Uber and Lyft.
Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark posted the latest vote-by-mail numbers for St. Petersburg’s Aug. 29 mayoral and City Council District 6 primaries. As of Thursday, of the 66,687 mail ballots sent, nearly 21 percent — 13,552 — have returned. By party, 5,998 Democrats, 5,189 Republicans and 2,365 NPR/other have cast votes. With mayoral-only ballots, 12,207 have returned of the 58,217 mailed (nearly 21 percent). Of the 8,670 of the mayoral and District 6 ballots sent, 1,344 (15.5 percent)…
Is Pam Keith running for Congress, or is she still seeking a U.S. Senate seat? In a new fundraising email to supporters, Keith – who recently announced a bid for Florida’s 18th Congressional District – flaunts an endorsement from the Democracy for America chapters in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties. DFA is the progressive committee founded in 2004 by former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean, which boasts more than one million members.
Local activist Gina Driscoll is holding a fundraising mixer next week in her bid for St. Petersburg City Council. The reception is Aug. 10, beginning 6 p.m. at Harborage Marina, 1110 Third St. S in St. Petersburg. The event will offer appetizers and beverages.