Times, Bay News 9 plan St. Petersburg mayoral debate Aug. 6
The Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9 will partner to produce a live, televised St. Petersburg mayoral debate before the August primary. The debate, “A Conversation with the Candidates,” is scheduled for 7-8 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College.
Following the Aug. 27 primary, the news organizations will host a second, general election mayoral debate in October at the Palladium. Both events will be moderated by Times political editor Adam C. Smith and Bay News 9 senior anchor Al Ruechel in a special edition of the show Political Connections.
Audience tickets to the first debate will be distributed free to the public in late July through the Palladium box office, 253 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg.