Rick Kriseman wins St. Petersburg mayor's race
ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg has a new mayor.
Challenger Rick Kriseman topped Mayor Bill Foster with 56 percent of the vote compared to Foster's 44 percent, according to the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections Office. Mail ballots and all but two of the city's 92 precincts have been counted.
Kriseman, 51, gathered with supporters at Nova 535, but was huddled in a back room to receive results privately with his family. A Kriseman worker escorted Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn into the room about 7:45 p.m.