Two more file for St. Petersburg City Council

Trenia Cox filed for District 5, while Chico Cromartie filed for District 7.
Trenia Cox, left, and Chico Cromartie recently filed to run for St. Petersburg City Council.
Trenia Cox, left, and Chico Cromartie recently filed to run for St. Petersburg City Council.
Published February 13
Updated February 13

ST. PETERSBURG — Two more candidates recently filed to run for City Council.

Trenia Cox, 68, is running for the District 5 seat, which includes Lakewood Estates and Pinellas Point. The seat is being vacated by Council member Steve Kornell, who is term-limited.

Cox, a 1968 Gibbs High School graduate with a long career in social services, worked as an urban planner for the city of St. Petersburg and spent nearly 20 years as a manager at the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County. She joins two other candidates vying for that seat: former mayoral candidate Anthony Cates III and Deborah Figgs-Sanders, a member of the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area Citizen Advisory Committee and former executive director of the Childs Park YMCA.

Chico Cromartie, 47, announced his bid for the District 7 seat, currently occupied by first-term Council member Lisa Wheeler-Bowman. She has filed to run for re-election. District 7 shares a border with Gulfport.

Cromartie said he is working toward his master's degree in public administration from the University of Miami. He is a former member of the executive committee of the St. Petersburg NAACP and interned in the office of former Council member Karl Nurse.

Lawyer Scott Orsini is running for the District 1 seat, which is currently occupied by Council member Charlie Gerdes, who is term-limited. District 1 covers much of the Tyrone area.

Nobody has filed to run for the District 3 seat, currently occupied by Council member Ed Montanari, who is eligible to run for re-election.

Candidates have until June 21 to file. The primary election is Aug. 27.

Contact Josh Solomon at [email protected] or (813) 909-4613. Follow @ByJoshSolomon.

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