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St. Petersburg City Council field grows

ST. PETERSBURG -- Leslie Curran's re-election bid just got a little more complicated.

The only woman on the City Council, Curran has two new challengers as of Tuesday: Pamela Settlegoode and Jason Diviki.

Curran, 53, is a Republican. She hasn't officially filed to run for re-election but has said she will seek another term. The primary is in September. Candidates must qualify to run in June.

Diviki, 37, ran for U.S. House District 10 seat in 2008. He is a Republican.

Settlegoode is a Democrat.

Vel Thompson has also entered the District 6 race, joining council member Karl Nurse and USF student Derrick Frohne.  

Meanwhile, social worker Steve Kornell has become the first council candidate to collect the necessary 500 signatures to run for office. Kornell faces Angela Rouson, the wife of State Rep. Darryl Rouson, and retired police Officer Joe Smith in the District 5 race.

His Web site is, and he has a Facebook group at

Cristina Silva, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:52am]


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