Roster being finalized for St. Petersburg elections
ST. PETERSBURG -- The clock is ticking towards 5 p.m.
By then, residents will know the roster of mayoral and City Council candidates for the Aug. 27 primary. Residents will also find out whether any City Council candidates will bypass the primary voting process to face off in a November general election.
Here’s the candidates who have already qualified to run for office:
In the mayor’s race: Mayor Bill Foster, former City Council member Kathleen Ford, homeless activist Paul Congemi.
Who hasn’t qualified yet?
Former City Council member and former state lawmaker Rick Kriseman will turn in the final paper work Monday afternoon. Resident Anthony Cates has also filed initial paperwork.
Unless candidates claim an undue burden, they must pay an election fee of nearly $1.600. The city also collects a qualifying fee of $250.
As of 11:30 a.m. Monday, these candidates have qualified for the City Council races:
In the District 2 race, City Council member Jim Kennedy and activist Lorraine Margeson.
In the District 4 race, Darden Rice, Dr. David McKalip, Carolyn Fries and Richard Eldridge will battle for the seat being vacated by council member Leslie Curran.
In the District 6 race, council chairman Karl Nurse will face activist Sharon Russ.
In the District 8 race, Amy Foster, Steve Gavin and Robert Davis will seek the seat being vacated by council member Jeff Danner. Alex Duensing needs updated paperwork to qualify.
Aspiring candidates can submit paperwork until 5 p.m.