Ken Welch and Robert Blackmon will be in the runoff for St. Petersburg mayor.
The first open mayoral race since 2009 could be a historic one, as Welch could be the city’s first Black mayor. The runoff is Nov. 2.
See who is moving on to the general election in City Council Districts 1, 4 and 8.
By noon, voter turnout in today’s mayoral and City Council elections hovered around 22 percent.
Complete results in the race for mayor and for City Council Districts 1, 4 and 8.


  1. Cracking is shown on both center beams of the St. Petersburg municipal marina's west end main walkway span. City officials displayed the photo during a presentation to City Council's public service and infrastructure committee on Thursday. Officials would like council members to approve ordering a cost estimate to see how much it would cost the city to redevelop the marina rather than outsourcing the job to a third party, like Safe Harbor Land Development.
  2. Ken Welch and Robert Blackmon
  3. St. Petersburg Mayoral candidate Ken Welch.
  4. Two large "Go Vote" signs are seen on the former Clearwater City Hall building before the 2020 election.
  5. A yacht prepares to go under the Memorial Causeway Bridge, which links Clearwater with Clearwater Beach, seen in the distance. Clearwater Beach is in a different county commission district than most of the city, a peculiarity that a citizen-led redistricting board is trying to address.
  6. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., attending a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in September, is working to expand diversity in the Republican Party.
  7. Mayoral candidate Ken Welch addresses supporters gathered during a primary-night watch party at Painting With a Twist in late August. The race continues into November for a runoff between Welch and Robert Blackmon.
  8. Young guests enjoy seeing Winnie The Pooh, and Tigger too, at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Disney has announced there will be more socially distanced character encounters and live shows in the coming months,
  9. In this Aug. 9 photo, the outline of a protester's body with a message is seen on the sidewalk outside the courthouse where the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy is taking place in White Plains, N.Y.
  10. Early voters wait in line at the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., on Oct. 19, 2020, in Clearwater.
  11. First Lady Casey DeSantis speaks during a roundtable discussion regarding mental health at the downtown Tampa Firefighter Museum on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced plans to allocate funds from the CARES Act to state mental health services.
  12. Randy McKinney, of Clearwater, holds "I Voted" stickers moments after casting his ballot at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Clearwater during early voting in October 2020. This year, Clearwater leaders are considering asking voters if they want to change the way City Council members are selected.
  13. Candidates Jeff Danner (left) and Richie Floyd (right) are vying for the District 8 St. Petersburg City Council seat in the Nov. 2 general election.
  14. St. Petersburg City Council is weighing safety measures as moves toward returning to in person meetings at St. Petersburg City Hall. Plexiglass dividers have been added between council members chairs and work areas, Friday, July 24, 2020.
  15. The scene before the polls open for the St. Petersburg Primary Election at Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave S, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  16. District 6 City Council incumbent Gina Driscoll (left) is facing a challenge from first-time candidate Mhariel Summers (right).
  17. Walt Disney World is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Magic Kingdom theme park and resort opened Oct. 1, 1971, and is now the world's most-attended tourist attraction.
  18. Ken Welch and Robert Blackmon
  19. The Capitol in Tallahassee is seen following Opening Day of the Florida Legislature on March 3, 2021.
  20. File photo of Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley.
  21. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with business leaders and CEOs on the COVID-19 response in the library of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington on Wednesday.
  22. Former Scientologist Aaron Smith-Levin, right, announced this week he will run for Clearwater City Council in the March 15 election. He works with former Scientology executive Mike Rinder, left, in advocating against alleged fraud and abuse in the church.
  23. Former prosecutor and trial lawyer and Crescent Lake neighborhood advocate Lisset Hanewicz has filed for the District 4 St. Petersburg City Council seat being vacated by Darden Rice.
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