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Augie Ribeiro will not run for the St. Petersburg City Council

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Civil justice attorney Augie Ribeiro will not run for the District 6 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council District 6 after all. “There are serious candidates in the race with good purpose and passion to represent this district,” Ribeiro wrote in an email to SPB late Wednesday night. “I wish them the best of luck.” Ribeiro said last month that he was considering a run for the seat, where there are now eight people running to succeed a term-limited Karl…

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Justin Bean joins crowded field running in St. Pete’s District 6

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Local businessman and civic activist Justin Bean is the latest candidate to jump into the crowded field vying for District 6 on St. Petersburg’s City Council. The 30-year-old Uptown district resident is the business development and sales manager at Reusable Transport Packaging, a web-based sales and marketing company in downtown St. Petersburg. Bean is also the chair of the Williams Park Partnership and founder of SmartBurg, an organization focused on economic growth and development in the city. Bean ramped up his interest in city affairs during…

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Augie Ribeiro to decide ‘in near future’ on St. Pete City Council run

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Augie Ribeiro, the wealthy trial attorney who made a late run for state Senate District 19 in 2016, is now considering a run for the District 6 seat on St. Petersburg’s City Council. “I am considering running for this seat,” Ribeiro wrote in an email to FloridaPolitics.com Monday afternoon. “I will be deciding in the near future if it is the right time and position to serve the public,” he says, adding that “District 6 encompasses many of  the same constituents as in…

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Rick Kriseman to host major St. Pete fundraiser this month for re-election bid

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is joining a significant group of Tampa Bay area supporters –  including some leaders in the Tampa Bay Rays organization – for a major fundraiser this month supporting his re-election campaign. The event is Monday, April 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S. in St. Petersburg. Suggested contribution is $250. According to the email invite, the host committee includes Rays owner Stu Sternberg and President Matthew Silverman, former Florida…

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David Jolly, Charlie Crist clash in electric debate in St. Petersburg

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David Jolly and Charlie Crist went at each other hard for close to an hour in their first debate for Florida’s 13th Congressional District race at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg Monday night. It was good theater, and for those observing the event that was broadcast live on WTSP-10 News, the differences in the candidate’s positions were relatively stark and distinct. Although the district is supposedly solidly Democratic after redistricting, Jolly would appear to be in fairly decent shape some seven weeks…

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John Houman — the forgotten man that stands between Darryl Rouson and a seat in the Florida Senate

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At a Tampa Tiger Bay event last month, Ed Narain joked that he wasn’t sure that John Houman actually existed, since he hadn’t previously seen the lone Republican in the race on the campaign trail. Part of that was because all of the focus on the Senate District 19 race was on the Democratic primary, ultimately won by last week by House District 70 state Rep. Darryl Rouson by less than 80 votes over Narain. So as attention now moves to November,…

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It’s (virtually) official: Darryl Rouson has won the SD 19 Dem primary over Ed Narain

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With machine and manual recounts now finished in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, Darryl Rouson is the winner in the Democratic primary for Senate District 19. He defeated Ed Narain by a mere 66 votes (that’s what the Rouson campaign told us. The Florida Division of Elections website shows the difference to be 77 votes. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Rouson received 73 more votes than Narain). Rouson has been all but officially declared the victor. He now faces a general election foe…

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