Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Karl Nurse - page 3

Jim Kennedy backs Robert Blackmon for St. Pete City Council

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

St. Petersburg City Councilman Jim Kennedy is throwing his support to Robert Blackmon in the crowded campaign to succeed Karl Nurse in the City Council District 6 race.

Keep Reading

Maria Scruggs says job in Orange County won’t preclude service on St. Pete City Council

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Maria Scruggs is one of eight candidates running for the St. Petersburg City Council District 6 seat this summer, her fourth attempt for elected office since 2001. The 59-year-old Scruggs keeps busy. Not only does she head the St. Petersburg branch of the NAACP, but she has also had a grueling daily commute to her job at the Orange County Correctional Facility in Orlando, where she manages the community services drug-testing, pretrial release and diversion programs at the jail.

Keep Reading

City Council candidates Robert Blackmon, Jim Jackson exchange attacks during radio forum

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

St. Petersburg District 6 candidates Robert Blackmon and Jim Jackson appeared on WMNF’s MidPoint program Thursday, where Blackmon took several verbal shots at Jackson, accusing him of a lack of awareness about what’s going in District, while Jackson spoke critically of Mayor Rick Kriseman’s handling of the sewage crisis. Blackmon and Jackson are two of the eight people running to replace a term limited Karl Nurse in November. Early voting is currently underway for the August 29 primary; the two top…

Keep Reading

Robert Blackmon, Gina Driscoll close fundraising gap with Justin Bean

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

For a few months now, St. Petersburg businessman Justin Bean has led the eight person field in fundraising in the District 6 City Council race, but a relatively lean recent fundraising report has Robert Blackmon and Gina Driscoll nipping at his heels. Bean raised a relative modest $685 for the period of July 8-21, which still allows him to continue to lead in fundraising with $21,418. However, Blackmon is just $77 shy of that figure after raising $3,177 in that…

Keep Reading

Bill Foster backs Robert Blackmon in City Council race

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Real estate investor Robert Blackmon is former St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster’s choice in the crowded District 6 City Council race. “I’m supporting Robert Blackmon because he has the vision and leadership our citizens deserve on city council,” Foster said. “I’m proud to support Robert Blackmon because he understands the issues important to our community and is committed to rising to the challenges and opportunities St. Petersburg presents.” Blackmon is one of eight candidates vying to succeed Karl Nurse in a district…

Keep Reading

Gina Driscoll looks to parlay key endorsement into campaign success

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Candidates for the St. Petersburg District 6 City Council seat gathered for a meet-and-greet opportunity Monday night at the Coquina Key Clubhouse in Coquina Key, the island in the southeastern part of the district. It was a relatively low-key affair, with candidates given a minute before and after the event to interact with members of the community; many confessed beforehand they knew very little about the eight candidates in the race. In her introduction, Gina Driscoll opted not to refer to her…

Keep Reading

Karl Nurse endorsing Rick Kriseman for St. Pete mayor

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

St. Pete City Council member Karl Nurse is endorsing Rick Kriseman for re-election as mayor. Nurse, term-limited from running again, has served on the Council for nearly a decade, first elected in 2008.

Keep Reading

1 2 3 4 5 24
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top