Voters at polls in southern St. Petersburg say they support Kriseman
Neighborhoods south of Central Avenue, which include the struggling, predominantly African-American Midtown area, are expected to play an important role in selecting the city's next mayor.
So it was not surprising that in the Blessed Trinity Catholic Church parking lot Tuesday, in the diverse Greater Pinellas Point community, two rival groups were handing out fliers supporting their candidates. On one side were three men in yellow Police Benevolent Association T-shirts supporting Mayor Bill Foster. On the other were a couple of women and a man from the South St. Petersburg Democratic Club touting Rick Kriseman.
Mary A. Saunders, 84, didn't need any prodding.
"I thought I voted for the best candidate," Saunders, a retired New York City teacher, said as she left the polls.
Find out who she voted for, and read the full story here.