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Ed Helm is running

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Silva is reporting that Ed Helm is running for Mayor. At least I will have something to do this Summer. Developing…

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Crescent Lake neighborhood prez Jason Diviki files against Leslie Curran

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St. Petersburg native and US Navy veteran Jason Diviki filed paperwork on Monday to run for the District 4 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council. The seat is currently held by Leslie Curran. Diviki is currently the president of the Crescent Lake neighborhood association and had served as chair of CONA’s committee on energy and the environment. Reached by phone, Diviki says he is running to refresh city government “with a new generation of leadership.” Asked if he was…

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Mr. Nice Guy is not that

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Mayoral hopeful Jamie Bennett intentionally tried to influence neighborhood presidents and community leaders with free baseball tickets to the city’s suite at Tropicana Field, said a campaign organizer fired Friday over the controversy. But campaign manager Peter Schorsch’s allegations don’t stop there. Schorsch said he and Bennett plotted and schemed to discredit other candidates and misled the public about their dirty campaign tactics, even going as far as to entice homeless people to crash rival Kathleen Ford’s news conference. “Mr.…

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What an active PCDEC could have done

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As I passed by the Saturday Morning Market and saw Scott Wagman’s hard-working volunteers continue to collect the requisite number of signatures from Saint Petersburg voters, a task which Jamie Bennett’s campaign only recently completed, I couldn’t help but wonder what a difference it would make if there was a more active, more politically astute Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee. Let’s say I was chair of the PCDEC, a terrifying thought to some, I am sure. But if I were…

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Where are the candidates for City Council?

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Around St. Petersburg’s City Hall, you can’t step over a homeless person without bumping into someone running for Mayor. With Larry Williams throwing his hat in the ring last week, there are currently nine people hoping to replace Rick Baker. Being a candidate for mayor is the only job sector in town that’s a growth industry. Where then are all the candidates for St. Petersburg City Council? There are five seats up for grabs this year, and currently there are…

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