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    Sharon Russ dropped out of the race on June 10.
Sharon Russ

Russ, 48, is a minister and community activist.

Meet the candidate

Since moving to St. Petersburg more than a decade ago, Russ, 48, quickly earned a reputation as an outspoken activist, chastising city leaders for being too lax on crime, demanding housing for the homeless and criticizing the city's cozy network of political elites and business leaders at community forums and meetings across Pinellas County. ... Read more

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Russ has received no campaign contributions.

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