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Rick Baker emphasizes education issues during fundraiser in south St Pete

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Upon taking the stage Tuesday night, Rick Baker made a promise to the hundreds of supporters in attendance at the Morean Arts Center for Clay. Baker vowed he wouldn’t speak as long as he did on the steps of City Hall two weeks earlier when he officially announced a bid for Mayor of St. Petersburg. He kept to that promise, clocking in with an address that lasted a little more than 22 minutes. While some of it was a rehash of the themes…

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Rick Kriseman appoints liaison for education and community development

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman has opened a director of education and community engagement position. In a statement Monday, Kriseman announced he has appointed attorney and Guardian ad Litem volunteer Leah McRae to the post. “Leah is uniquely suited for this role. She has deep roots in St. Petersburg, is a product of our public schools, and knows how to mobilize people to work together for the greater good,” Kriseman said. “Her recent service on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for…

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