St. Petersburg general election social card
Richie Floyd and Jeff Danner’s race for city council is within recount range late Tuesday evening.
The Tampa Bay Times declares Ken Welch winner in St. Pete’s mayoral race, defeating Robert Blackmon to become the city’s first Black mayor.
Voters cast ballots for mayor and several City Council races, and weighed in on proposed changes to the city charter.
After months of debate, the St. Petersburg City Charter will remain largely unchanged.


  1. As a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Pasco County School Board, Al Hernandez is facing questions from opponents about his residency.
  2. Jerry Torres
  3. One candidate in the race is leaning on online infuencers, such as “DC Drain," whose real name, Rogan O’Handley, seen here speaking at a rally in St. Petersburg last year.
  4. People celebrate Friday outside the Supreme Court in Washington after the court released a decision that ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years.
  5. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds up a 15-week abortion ban law after signing it, Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Kissimmee.
  6. Democrat Alan Cohn has filed to run for the District 15 congressional seat.
  7. Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer.
  8. Republican Shawn Harrison is a former Tampa City Council and state House member.
  9. Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum leaves federal court in Tallahassee on June 22, 2022, after being indicted on wire fraud and other counts.
  10. Ron DeSantis speaks before he signs the state budget at The Villages, Florida, on June 2, 2022.
  11. Members of the Florida House of Representatives work during a legislative session at the Florida State Capitol, March 8, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  12. Voters will select school board members in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties in the August and November elections.
  13. State Rep. Chris Latvala will be term-limited out of the Florida House in November and become a Pinellas County commissioner unopposed.
  14. In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, then-U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion in St. Louis.
  15. A video of former President Donald Trump is displayed on a screen during a House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 hearing in the Cannon House Office Building on Monday, June 13, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
  16. Elon Musk tweeted that he is leaning toward supporting a 2024 presidential bid by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Musk has a history of donating to both Republican and Democratic candidates.
  17. Republican congressional hopeful Kevin Hayslett is touting support from the father of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  18. Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist confirms he's newly engaged to Chelsea Grimes, a mother of six children and a medical sonographer from Minneapolis. Here they are pictured on vacation at Lake Superior.
  19. This year’s qualifying period will end at noon Friday.
  20. Carlos Amado, left, with the Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections, guides Isabel Lui to the slot to drop off her ballot, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in North Miami.
  21. Annette Taddeo speaks during a Democratic Party fundraiser dinner, Saturday, March 12, 2022, at the Signature Grand.
  22. A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, Oct. 11, 2019. As the number of people sentenced for crimes in the Capitol insurrection nears 200, an Associated Press analysis of sentencing data shows that some judges are divided over how to punish the rioters, particularly for the low-level misdemeanors arising from the attack.
  23. Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge Jared Smith.
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