Former city council member and local attorney Kathleen Ford announced Monday that she will run to be St. Petersburg’s next mayor.
A campaign website, KathleenFord.com, has launched.
“My campaign to be elected the next mayor of St. Petersburg begins today,” Ford wrote on the website.
Ford made a formal announcement at noon Monday at Demens Landing.
In recent months Ford has gained a following by taking on the city while representing VoteOneThePier in court.
In response Ford’s entrance into the race, opponent Rick Kriseman stated, “Regardless who enters this race, my campaign will always be about one thing: restoring leadership to City Hall and providing voters with a vision for the future that moves us forward.”