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St. Petersburg City Council chairman Karl Nurse endorses mayoral hopeful Rick Kriseman




St. Petersburg mayoral hopeful Rick Kriseman has landed another endorsement from a City Council member.

As polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m., Kriseman announced he has the support of City Council chairman Karl Nurse.

“As the economy recovers, it is critical that St. Petersburg grabs the opportunities to bring jobs and renew our neighborhoods,” Nurse said in a statement. “I am convinced that Rick Kriseman can better provide this needed leadership for the next four years.”

Kriseman is battling Mayor Bill Foster and Kathleen Ford in the race to lead Florida’s fourth-largest city. The top two vote winners will battle in the Nov. 5 election.

With Nurse’s endorsement, Kriseman has public support from half of the eight council members. Charlie Gerdes, Steve Kornell and Leslie Curran are already in Kriseman’s camp.

“Karl’s endorsement is another boost for our campaign,” Kriseman said in a statement. “He’s a tireless advocate for his constituents and fully understands the impact that smart public policies can have at the neighborhood level. I’m excited about what we can accomplish together.”


[Last modified: Monday, August 26, 2013 11:38am]


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