HD 55: Williams, as expected, is in
St. Pete City Council member Earnest Williams called The Buzz today to say what we've known all along: He's running for the state House. Williams, a Democrat, is running in District 55 - the seat being vacated by state Rep. Frank Peterman. Williams is the second Democrat to formally announce his intentions, joining activist Charles McKenzie. Local publisher Gypsy Gallardo is expected to run as well.
Darryl Rouson, the former local NAACP president who's considering a run, is likely the GOP's only shot at winning this decidely Democratic stronghold.