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Rick Kriseman to host major St. Pete fundraiser this month for re-election bid

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is joining a significant group of Tampa Bay area supporters –  including some leaders in the Tampa Bay Rays organization – for a major fundraiser this month supporting his re-election campaign.

The event is Monday, April 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S. in St. Petersburg. Suggested contribution is $250.

According to the email invite, the host committee includes Rays owner Stu Sternberg and President Matthew Silverman, former Florida CFO Alex Sink and state Rep. Bill Heller, St. Petersburg City councilmember Charlie Gerdes, former Democratic candidates Eric Lynn and Augie Ribeiro, among others.

On Thursday, Kriseman released a 43-page report prepared by the city to make its best pitch for the 85-acre Tropicana Field site as the ideal location to build a new Rays stadium. The proposal did not include financial details on how that would happen. One of Kriseman’s campaign promises is to resolve the ongoing stalemate with the Rays over a new location for the team.


Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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