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Shocker: Bill Foster to appoint Todd Yost as city lobbyist

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In a stunning turn of events within St. Petersburg’s City Hall, Mayor Bill Foster is expected to announce Todd Yost as the next city lobbyist, a move that is already raising questions about Foster’s ability to manage a cacophony of divergent voices troubled by the omnipresence of Deputy Mayor Goliath Davis. Going into the final stages of the interview process, Yost was not said to be a finalist for the position.  But Yost emerged as the final choice for several…

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Has John McBride emerged as favorite for St. Petersburg’s city lobbying position?

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John McBride, a Tallahassee-based lobbyist with stints at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Office of Insurance regulation, has emerged as one of the leading candidates for the City of St. Petersburg’s governmental relations position, according to sources  familiar with the interviewing and selection process. McBride’s is relatively unknown inside City Hall, nevertheless, he may very well win the position because many of the other leading candidates have too many factors working against them. Former City Councilmember Rene Flowers…

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Has John McBride emerged as favorite for St. Petersburg’s city lobbying position?

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John McBride, a Tallahassee-based lobbyist with stints at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Office of Insurance Regulation, has emerged as one of the leading candidates for the City of St. Petersburg’s governmental relations position, according to sources  familiar with the interviewing and selection process. McBride’s is relatively unknown inside City Hall, nevertheless, he may very well win the position because many of the other leading candidates have too many factors working against them. Former City Councilmember Rene Flowers…

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