Shulman bids farewell to the St. Pete political stage -- for now
ST. PETERSBURG -- A day after losing the primary in St. Petersburg's District 1 City Council race, 35-year-old financial planner said he would help his former opponent, Charlie Gerdes, win the Nov. 8 general election.
Gerdes won Tuesday's primary with 52 percent of the vote. He faces Robert Kersteen, who came in second by nabbing 28 percent. Shulman, running in his first political race, finished third with 20 percent.
What's next for Shulman? Either he doesn't know or he's not saying.
Here's a post-election e-mail he sent the Times.
I love St. Petersburg. I love it more today than I did on May 13th when I announced my candidacy for city council. The experience of this campaign has given me a unique and rewarding opportunity to see how our city operates, have candid conversations with her citizens, and elevate the discourse about the potential for our city’s future. For that, I cannot say Thank You enough.