Friday, May 17, 2013
St. Petersburg City Council Chair Karl Nurse announced Friday he is running for re-election of his District 6 seat.
St. Petersburg City Council Chair Karl Nurse announced Friday that he has filed for re-election for his District 6 seat. “I believe that St. Petersburg is in a moment of great opportunity," Nurse said in a statement Friday. "As the economy comes back, it is critical that we aggressively seek to bring more and better jobs to our community. "Many neighborhoods are a point where they can get much better or worse in the next four years," Nurse continued. "I will work every day to make them safer and to seek ways to speed the renewal of our housing stock so it meets the needs of 21st century families.” Nurse's opponent for the District 6 council seat is Sharon Russ. District 6 covers most of downtown St. Petersburg and the southeast portion …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Who has your vote for the city council District 4 seat in St. Petersburg?
A few months ago, Dr. David McKalip and Darden Rice were unsure which city council district they would even be running for, but after the redistricting dust settled, the two campaigns are stepping up fundraising efforts for the District 4 city council seat. Dr. David McKalip is having a campaign fundraiser May 15 at Cha Cha Coconuts at the St. Petersburg Pier. Guest appearances include Florida State Sen. Jeff Brandes, former Pinellas County Commissioner Nancy Bostock and Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters. "Come help build support for Dr. David McKalip for St. Petersburg City Council," the event page said. "Help Dr. McKalip return control of your city to you, because it's your city." For more information about McKalip's fundraiser, click here…
Friday, May 10, 2013
This interactive U.S. voting map shows who the Florida voters were in the 2012 presidential election. You may be surprised by the results.
A slightly greater percerntage of eligible Hispanic voters – 62.2 percent – turned out to cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election in Florida than white, non-Hispanic voters. And more eligible female voters went to the polls than men. The results are among several demographic mesaurements released by the U.S. Census showing the make-up of voters in Florida and across the United States. Just click on Florida on the map above to see the results. Darker green states had a higher percentage of turnout. If you click on an individual state, you will see percentages of eligible U.S. citizens who voted in that state broken down by gender, race and ethnic group. This information was released from from the US Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 8…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Community leader Darden Rice launched her campaign "St. Pete Strong" for St. Petersburg City Council District 4.
Long time community leader Darden Rice launched her campaign Thursday to run for the open District 4 City Council seat vacated by Leslie Curran. Rice said, “I am running because I believe in making St. Pete Strong. I have a clear vision for the future of our city. It is based on three foundations for the health of the community. It includes ensuring strong businesses and jobs; healthy and vital communities and neighborhoods; and effective city services,” according to a press release. A 20-year resident, civic leader, Eckerd College alumni, and longtime homeowner, Rice launched her campaign website VoteDardenRice.com that details her three-prong plan for the city called St. Pete Strong. The plan is listed under the tab ‘Darden’s Plan.' In …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Former State Rep. and City Council member Rick Kriseman filed paperwork Monday to run against Mayor Bill Foster.
Rick Kriseman has announced his candidacy for St. Petersburg Mayor, challenging Mayor Bill Foster. Kriseman, 50, served 12 years in office as a council member in St. Petersburg and as a member of the Florida House. He will oppose Foster, also 50, in November. "I love this city, but I love the potential it has even more," Kriseman said in his announcement video online. Kriseman plans to boost economic development in the city by helping attract businesses, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Kriseman critized the current mayor for not being more active in luring businesses to St. Pete, the Times reports. "I know the mayor. We served together for many years, he's a good person, I just don't think he's the right person to move us forward," …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
In just three days since Patch reported about a Florida secession petition, the petition grew from 1,343 to 30,304 signatures, exceeding its goal.
The Florida secession movement through an online petition has exploded over the course of three days, now surpassing its goal, reaching 30,304 signatures as of Wednesday evening. Patch first reported the Florida secession movement Monday when the petition on the White House's petition website had only 1,343 signatures and the story went viral to the point where 30,304 people have signed supporting the idea of secession, though it's not legally possible. The petition was created Nov. 10. Overall, 20 petitions for similar secession requests were filed on the site, and Texas even reached 60,000 signatures for its petition, The Huffington Post reported. More than 178 comments were posted on Patch's initial story and another 124 comments were …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
On the official website of the White House is a facility opening a petition on any issue that you feel needs addressing. What would you like to petition the U.S. Government to do?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
While the presidential election is the only true national referendum, petitions are well and alive. And no, this petitition has nothing to do with the St. Petersburg Pier. Actually, a few folks in Florida are petitioning the President Barack Obama White House to allow Florida to break off from the United States government and become its own nation. Hey, Puerto Rico is waiting to take Florida's place, so no need to change the amount of stars on the flag, so there's that. The Obama White House offers citizens the opportunity to file a petition on its official website. Several people have already opened petitions asking other people to join them in asking for a variety of issues to be considered by the administration. Included in those …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Former Gov. Charlie Crist increasingly is blasting Gov. Rick Scott over how he is running the state of Florida.
The 2012 election is barely in the books and already Florida politicos are turning their eyes to 2014, especially Democrats hungry to take back the Governor's mansion from the Republicans. Increasingly, Democrats appear ready to embrace former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their best chance at winning in 2014. At the same time, Crist is taking a more vocal role in criticizing Gov. Rick Scott, even taking to Twitter to blast Scott's controversial decision not to extend early voting during the presidential election. Crist certainly is a topic of news and speculation across Florida. Here is a sampling: AS DEMOCRATS TURN TO 2014, CHARLIE CRIST EMERGES AS MOST VOCAL OPPONENT OF RICK SCOTT by Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald The populist…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Tampa Bay Times reports that President Barack Obama won the electoral vote in Florida.
Florida finally has a winner in the race for president. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that President Barack Obama won all 29 electoral votes in the state of Florida. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Obama had 50.01 percent of the vote in Florida to Gov. Mitt Romney's 49.13 percent. According to the Florida Department of Sttate, Obama collected 4,236,032 votes to Romney's 4,162,174.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The St. Pete based polling outfit released results of its surveys compared to the actual election results.
For the last year StPetePolls has been polling on local issues throughout St. Petersburg. Leading up to the Nov. 6 general election, the local polling outfit began to poll statewide for national and state races. StPetePolls has now released results comparing its survey results compared to the general election totals, which show that it was more accurate than most national polls. "St. Pete Polls had a good night tonight. Both with the accuracy of our recent poll results, and with how several of our clients performed in their races," StPetePolls said in a statement. "We used several different polling methods over the course of this election cycle, ending with the same early voter polling method that had been very accurate for us during the…