St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman hits the other side of Tampa Bay next week for a fundraiser in his re-election effort, joined by some of Tampa’s leading Democrats, including fellow Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
Hosted by attorneys Ron Christaldi and Patrick Baskette, the event is Tuesday, June 20, beginning 5:30 p.m. at the offices of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, 101 E Kennedy Blvd., Suite 2800 in Tampa.
In addition to Buckhorn, event chairs include Tampa City Council members Luis Viera, Harry Cohen, Yolie Capin and Mike Suarez, as well as Florida House Minority Leader Janet Cruz, former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink and former state Senator and President of the University of South Florida Betty Castor and her husband, former state Rep. Sam Bell, founder of the USF College of Public Health.
Also heading the reception include Justin Day, former U.S. Rep. Jim Davis, Lee and Tracy Gunn, Jim Shimberg, and Gary and David Moskovitz.
According to the invite, the fundraiser will “celebrate the achievements of the last three years and the opportunity for continued progress in St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay.”
Kriseman, who officially qualified Thursday to run for re-election, faces former two-term St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker, who also has traveled outside city limits to raise funds, most recently with an event in Clearwater Beach.