St. Pete: Wagman officially in mayoral race
ST. PETERSBURG -- Businessman Scott Wagman has officially joined the mayoral race.
Wagman submitted the proper paperwork to City Clerk Eva Andujar Friday.
Wagman is a well known philanthropist, but a relative newcomer to the St. Petersburg political scene. He spent much of 2008 quietly campaigning and lining up supporters.
Wagman could be a serious contender in a crowded field of candidates. Political observers speculate that Wagman has the resources to raise gobs of cash. He also has reached out to Mitch Kates, a popular political consultant who recently helped elect Kevin Beckner to the Hillsborough County Commission.
--Cristina Silva, Times staff writer