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Richard Eldridge

Eldridge, a political rookie, joined the race in June.

Meet the candidate

Eldridge, 47, a former marine, said he will bring the military's disciplined work ethic to City Hall. He pledges to reduce crime, keep taxes "reasonable" and promote education. ... Read more

Campaign finances

Eldridge has not yet filed a campaign finance report. His second quarter report is due July 10.

The Race for Mayor
Meet the candidates

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What they're saying

The issues are as varied as the opinions. See what the candidates think about:

What you're saying

The Timessurveyed 600 registered St. Petersburg voters between June 11-16.

Who's raising money

More than $250,000 has been raised by candidates so far, setting the stage to make this the most expensive mayoral race in city history. See where the money's coming from.

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