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Here’s how your neighborhood voted in the St. Petersburg election for mayor

Ken Welch won 60 percent of the vote. See which precincts voted for him and for Robert Blackmon.
St. Petersburg Mayor-Elect, Ken Welch talks to a throng of media after being declared the winner of the mayoral contest on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.
St. Petersburg Mayor-Elect, Ken Welch talks to a throng of media after being declared the winner of the mayoral contest on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. [ Courtesy of Kenny Irby ]
Published Nov. 3, 2021|Updated Nov. 3, 2021

St. Petersburg elected Ken Welch the city’s first Black mayor Tuesday night in a landslide victory.

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Welch, a Democrat and former Pinellas County commissioner, carried 60 percent of the vote in the nominally-nonpartisan race against Robert. G Blackmon, a Republican member of the St. Petersburg City Council.

Precinct results showed voters fell closely along partisan lines, as they did in the race’s primary election in August. Welch racked up big leads south of Central Avenue, in heavily-Black neighborhoods that reliably elect Democrats. Blackmon won in more conservative, white parts of the city such as Shore Acres and Pasadena.

Ken Welch won most of St. Petersburg

Huge margins in most of the city, especially its heavily-Democratic and heavily-Black neighborhoods, carried Welch to victory.

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Welch earned 89 percent of votes in the city’s 10 bluest precincts, based on voter registration data, netting a more than 3,700 vote margin in those neighborhoods.

In the city’s 17 precincts with more registered Republicans than Democrats, Blackmon won 55 percent of the vote.

Related: Democrats had a rough election night. St. Petersburg bucked that national trend.
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