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.
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