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Kathleen Ford

Ford, a 51-year-old former council member and lawyer, finished in second place in the 2001 mayor's race.

Meet the candidate

Ford rose to political prominence in the 1990s as she established herself as a challenge to the status quo in City Hall. She returned to the public stage last year as a vocal opponent of the Tampa Bay Rays' proposal to build a $450 million waterfront stadium. Even with the issue on hold, the stadium is still one of the central tenants of Ford's campaign. ... Read more

Campaign finances

Most of Ford's donations came from downtown and the Historic Old Northeast, which are both in the council district she used to represent.

  • Contribution totals in the first quarter*
  • Total raised $12,270 (100.0%)
  • Raised in St. Pete $11,405 (93.0%)
  • Raised in Florida $865 (7.0%)
  • Raised in other states 0 (0.0%)

  • How Ford compares to other candidates*
  • Raised by everyone $233,089 (100.0%)
  • Ford's portion $12,270 (5.3%)

*Totals do not include candidates' loans or donations to their own campaign.


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