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League of Women Voters to host candidate forums tonight and Thursday at City Hall

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Either way, seeing and hearing the candidates will help you to make your ballot choices for the November 3rd election. St. Petersburg will choose a mayor (Kathleen Ford or Bill Foster) and City Council members for Districts 2 (Stephen J. Corsetti or James Kennedy Jr); 4 (Leslie Curran or Pamella Settlegoode); 5 (Steve Kornell or Angela Rouson); 6 (Karl Nurse or Vel Thompson); and 8 (Jeff Danner or Leonard Schmiege); voted citywide.

On Tues., Oct. 6th at 7 p.m. the Council Candidates will respond to questions in a format similar to that used in the August forum. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan will moderate the 90-minute forum. It will be telecast live from the City Council Chambers and replayed frequently on St Pete TV. The forum will be open to the public. On Thurs., Oct. 8th at 7 p.m. a one-hour Mayoral Debate will be held in City Council Chambers, moderated by LWVSPA President Amanda Patanow. This too will be replayed frequently on St. Pete TV. Our recommendation, not surprisingly, is that it is most enjoyable to be there in person.

Questions for the forum will be sorted in advance by a committee. Please send suggestions to [email protected] or LWVSPA, PO Box 11775, St Petersburg,
FL 33733.

There will also be the opportunity to Meet the Candidates at the Saturday Morning Market on October 17 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, 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.

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