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Bill Foster

Foster, 46, a lawyer and council member for nine years, inspires support and opposition.

Meet the candidate

Of the nine candidates running for mayor, Foster, 46, perhaps is painted most in dichotic terms. The chasm underscores Foster's natural popularity and strong opposition, both of which will surface before the city's Sept. 1 primary. His devout religious beliefs -- Foster is Baptist -- can intermingle with his political positions, his nine-year record on the City Council shows. ... Read more

Campaign finances

Foster has said "the people of St. Petersburg are smart enough to know that the mayor's office is not for sale."

  • Contribution totals in the first quarter*
  • Total raised $23,581 (100.0%)
  • Raised in St. Pete $20,576 (87.3%)
  • Raised in Florida $2,375 (10.1%)
  • Raised in other states $630 (2.7%)

  • How Wagman compares to other candidates*
  • Raised by everyone $233,089 (100.0%)
  • Candidate's portion $23,581 (10.1%)

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

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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