Everything you need to know about today’s St. Pete’s municipal elections

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Election Day is Tuesday; here is everything you need to know about voting in St. Petersburg’s 2011 municipal elections, updated with the latest information.

Those who live in District 1 are the only St. Petersburg residents who will vote in the Primary Election.  The run-off elections for District 1, 3, 5 and 7 will be held on November 8.  If you’re not sure which district you live in, you can find out at the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections page.

Election Debates:

There are no more debates scheduled until after the primary election.  However, there is this analysis of the first debate among the District 1 candidates here.

Voting Guides and Endorsements:

The St. Petersburg Times recommends Charlie Gerdes in District 1. Also, Gerdes has been endorsed by Rep. Rick Kriseman and City Councilman –

The Pinellas Realtors Organization has endorsed Bill Dudley in District 3, Steve Kornell in District 5 and Gershom Faulkner in District 7.

The St. Petersburg Chamber PAC has endorsed all candidates EXCEPT Josh Shulman. My criticism of that decision is here.

The Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association has endorsed Bob Kersteen in District 1, Bill Dudley in District 3 and Steve Kornell in District 5.

Steve Kornell has been endorsed by Reps. Rick Krisemen and Darryl Rouson and County Commissioner Ken Welch.

Bob Kersteen has been endorsed by State Senator Jack Latvala, former City of St. Petersburg Councilman Earnest Williams, Pinellas County Commissioner Nancy Bostock, former Pinellas County Commissioner Barbara Sheen Todd, former City of St. Petersburg Council Person Connie Kone, Major General retired Bill Klein, Pasco County Commissioner Jack Mariano, Pinellas Park Mayor Bill Mischler, Pinellas Park Vice Mayor Ed Taylor and Ingrid Comberg, CONA Member.

As an aside, I take a shot at Kersteen’s list of endorsements here.

The West Central Florida Federation of Labor  unanimously endorsed Charlie Gerdes.

Candidate Info

District 1

Charlie Gerdes: Website – Facebook – Twitter

Bob Kersteen: Website – Facebook – Twitter

Josh Shulman: Website – Facebook – Twitter

Creative Loafing’s Mitch Perry offers this primer on the race for District 1.

District 3

Bill Dudley: Website – Facebook – Twitter

Brent Hatley: Website – Facebook – Twitter

District 5

Steve Kornell: Website – Facebook – Twitter

Bill Protz: Website – Facebook – Twitter

District 7

Gershom Faulkner: Website – Facebook – Twitter

Wengay Newton: Website – Facebook – Twitter

Thanks to Dave from ReCreating Tampa for the format.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.