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DAVID FISCHER, 63, has been a St. Petersburg resident since 1962 and worked in the municipal bond business for several firms until retiring from the private sector in 1991. He ran unsuccessfully for City Council in 1971 and then successfully in 1975. He served as a council member from 1975-1979, served a two-year term as mayor from 1991 to 1993 and was re-elected to serve a four-year term. He also has served as president of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Environmental Development Commission, and currently serves as a trustee for Eckerd College. He is an Air Force veteran who graduated from Duke University in 1955 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. A resident of Snell Isle, Fischer is married to state Rep. Margo Fischer, D-St. Petersburg, and has three children from a previous marriage. ASSETS: Home, assorted investments. LIABILITIES: Bank loan. INCOME: Mayoral salary, interest and dividends from investments.

BILL KLEIN, 65, is a highly decorated 33-year Army veteran who retired in 1987 as a major general. His military experience included serving as one of the top leaders overseeing operations of Fort Bragg, N.C. He served as vice president for administration of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for three years and then became chief executive officer for a company overseeing Air Force bases in Turkey. He has lived on and off in St. Petersburg since 1969 and currently lives in the Caya Costa development in northeast St. Petersburg. He and his wife, Lynsey, have been married since 1955 and they have five children. Klein graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) in 1954 with a bachelor's degree in engineering. He received a master's in international relations and public administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1972. ASSETS: Home, real estate, mutual fund, credit union accounts. LIABILITIES: Mortgage, bank loan. SOURCE OF INCOME: military pension, interest income.

St. Petersburg chooses

A week from today, city voters will choose a mayor, City Council members from districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 and decide on two referendums. This map shows the council districts.

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