There’s been relatively little focus on the St. Petersburg City Council District 2 race between Barclay Harless and Brandi Gabbard, but that will change once the calendar turns to September.
An eight-person field has narrowed to Justin Bean and Gina Driscoll in the St. Petersburg City Council District 6 race. They will face off in 10 weeks to succeed term-limited Karl Nurse. Robert Blackmon came in an extremely close third, behind Driscoll by only four votes, setting off an automatic recount.
An eight-person field in the St. Petersburg District 6 City Council race will become a two-person race after Tuesday night. But it’s far from certain who those two candidates will be, at least until returns begin trickling in starting 7 p.m.
St. Petersburg banker Barclay Harless has received the endorsement of the Suncoast Sierra Club. The support comes as a welcome boost to Harless’ bid to win the City Council District 2 race in November.
In what Barclay Harless‘ campaign hopes will be a game changer, the Service Employees International Union Florida Public Services Union (SEIUFPSU) announced it’s endorsing him for St. Petersburg City Council District 2.
Barclay Harless is taking a bold position on St. Petersburg’s troubled wastewater system. On Monday, the candidate for St. Pete’s City Council announced he will not support any taxpayer money to construct a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays until the city’s wastewater systems are “fully repaired and functional, without the threat of any future spills.”
Candidates for St. Petersburg City Council faced a Friday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through June 23. Inside these finance reports are some interesting tidbits of information. Here are a few data points which stood out.