Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Larry Williams - page 3

Kathleen Ford, Bill Foster ahead, while Deveron Gibbons, Scott Wagman lag behind in latest poll

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

A new poll found mayoral candidates Kathleen Ford and Bill Foster are the frontrunners in the mayoral race. Ford was slightly ahead, with 22 percent of the vote. Foster had 21 percent of the vote. The poll, commissioned by the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, found 23 percent of voters were still undecided. Tel Opinion Research polled 400 voters. The poll has a margin of error of 3 to 3.5 percent margin, said Robert Kapusta, incoming chairman of the St. Petersburg…

Keep Reading

Where is the plaque for alternates? In other words, Scott Wagman’s TV spot is a loser

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

Scott Wagman’s campaign debuted its first television commercial. I haven’t seen something so bad since I walked out of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Like the Transformers movies, this commercial had an almost unlimited budget, yet the dollars don’t end up on the screen. That’s because, despite his significant financial advantage, Scott Wagman doesn’t have anything new to say. To quote Oscar Wilde, “if it’s not on the page,” it won’t end up on the screen. Somehow and for some…

Keep Reading

10 things I think I think about the latest campaign fundraising reports

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

1. I was one of the first to call for the City Clerk to post the Campaign Treasurer reports online, and while I appreciate the initial effort to post PDFs of the reports, the city needs to take the next step and create an accessible online database to see who’s giving what. Political Whore Wayne Garcia echoes this call in his cover story on how to fix Tampa Bay politics: “While we’re at it, how about better, more user-friendly interfaces…

Keep Reading

Jungle Terrace to host candidate forum

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

From the Bay Buzz: Hear from the candidates at the Jungle Terrace Civic Association meeting Monday. The public meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Walter Fuller Recreation Center, 7891 26th. Ave. N. Candidates will give an introduction and answer questions. Jamie Bennett, Paul Congemi, Kathleen Ford, Bill Foster, Deveron Gibbons, Scott Wagman and Larry Williams are all scheduled to attend. In the City Council races, District 6 candidates Karl Nurse and Vel Thompson are scheduled to attend, as is…

Keep Reading

Exclusive: Deveron Gibbons, Kathleen Ford lead race to be next Mayor, according to SP voter survey

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

The Times isn’t the only source with for exclusive polling information. I’ve obtained a copy of a comprehensive voter survey of 400 registered St. Petersburg voters. I’ll be sharing the results of this survey throughout the week. For Deveron Gibbons, the glass is either half-empty or half-full. For Kathleen Ford, the glass is surprising filled-up. For the mythical candidate “Undecided,” the cup runneth over. In a survey of voters in St. Petersburg City Council Districts 5,6, and 7, Gibbons was…

Keep Reading

10 things I think I think about the latest poll of the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Race

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

St. Petersburg voters still have no clue about who the next mayor should be, a new St. Petersburg Times poll shows. 61% undecided. Kathleen Ford, um, leads with 10%. After Ford, Bill Foster and Deveron Gibbons each received 8 percent, followed by Larry Williams and Scott Wagman with 4 percent each. City Council member Jamie Bennett received 3 percent of the vote. Newcomer Richard Eldridge received 1 percent. Here are ten things I think I think about this poll. 1.…

Keep Reading

The race to be St. Petersburg’s next Mayor

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

Gentlemen, start your engines…or do whatever sports metaphor you want to do because today is the first day after Memorial Day and the race to be St. Petersburg’s next Mayor is now for real. Take a look at Scott Wagman’s website and you’ll notice he’s installed a timer counting down until voting begins. For once, Scott is right (well he may right on that Harmon thing, too), the election is upon us. So I’ve updated my graphic Mayoral Madness to…

Keep Reading

Go to Top