An eight-person field has narrowed to Justin Bean and Gina Driscoll in the St. Petersburg City Council District 6 race. They will face off in 10 weeks to succeed term-limited Karl Nurse. Robert Blackmon came in an extremely close third, behind Driscoll by only four votes, setting off an automatic recount.
Uhuru-backed St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel heard complaints from some Rick Kriseman supporters saying his involvement in the primary election has divided the progressive vote and will help Rick Baker win the election. Nevel rejects those charges.
An eight-person field in the St. Petersburg District 6 City Council race will become a two-person race after Tuesday night. But it’s far from certain who those two candidates will be, at least until returns begin trickling in starting 7 p.m.
Although the item was removed from the St. Petersburg City Council’s agenda, a number of citizens came before Council members and Mayor Rick Kriseman Thursday to express discontent with the decision to lease and operate the historic Manhattan Casino to the Callaloo Group. Leading Callaloo is Ramon Hernandez, operator of Pipo’s Cuban restaurants, who intends to offer a “Floribbean” fusion restaurant at the Casino.
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.
Two weeks before Election Day in St. Petersburg, mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel and District 6 City Council candidate Eritha “Akile” Cainion are on the air with their first television ad.
Activist Jae Pass is not backing down from her criticism of the Tampa Police Department‘s at a vigil Sunday evening in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Things got so heated that it prompted an early exit from Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren.