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Deveron Gibbons

Gibbons, 36, a vice president at Amscot Financial, is vying to become the city's first African-American mayor.

Meet the candidate

Disarmingly charming and well connected to circles ranging from Republican Tallahassee politicos to black churches to corporate boardrooms around Tampa Bay, Gibbons has already beaten everybody else in raising money, shattering past records. He's the first African-American with a real shot at becoming mayor of St. Petersburg, and in a crowded field where roughly one in five voters is black, that in itself could be a ticket into the two-person runoff election. ... Read more

Campaign finances

Gibbons has raised more than any other candidate, getting the majority of his donations from outside of St. Petersburg.

  • Contribution totals in the first quarter*
  • Total raised $112,737 (100.0%)
  • Raised in St. Pete $36,349 (32.2%)
  • Raised in Florida $62,477 (55.4%)
  • Raised in other states 13,910 (12.3%)

  • How Gibbons compares to other candidates*
  • Raised by everyone $233,089 (100.0%)
  • Gibbons' portion $112,737 (48.4%)

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

The Race for Mayor
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What they're saying

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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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