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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

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:43am]


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