Old Northeast-Downtown St. Pete Election Guide 2012

The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting Old Northeast and downtown St. Petersburg.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Old Northeast-Downtown St. Pete Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates.

Voting Info

  • Sample Ballot: To see your sample ballot, go to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website and enter your address in the Precinct Finder.
  • Polling locations: To find polling locations and precincts, click here.
  • Early Voting: You may vote early from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3. You can find full information how to do so here.



  • Pinellas County Sheriff
  • Supervisor of Elections


  • : Peter Nehr (Republican), Carl "Z" Zimmerman (Democrat)
  • State Representative, District 66: Larry Ahern (Republican), Mary Louise Ambrose (Democrat)
  • State Representative, District 67: Ed Hooper (Republican), Ben Farrell (Democrat)
  • State Representative, District 68: Frank Farkas (Republican), Dwight Dudley (Democrat), Matthew D. Weidner (no party affiliation)
  • State Representative, District 69: Kathleen Peters (Republican), Josh Shulman (Democrat)
  • State Senate, District 20: Jack Latalva (Republican), Ashley M. Rhodes-Courter (Democrat)
  • State Senate, District 22: Jeff Brandes (Republican), Raymond Alan Baker (write-in)
  • Justice of the Supreme Court (Retention, nonpartisan): R. Fred Lewis, Barbara J. Pariente, Peggy A. Quince 
  • Judge of a District Court of Appeal, 2nd District (Retention, nonpartisan): Anthony K. Black, Darryl C. Casanueva, Charles A. Davis Jr., Edward C. LaRose


  • : C.W. Bill Young (Republican), Jessica Ehrlich (Democrat)
  • U.S. Congress, District 14: Evelio "EJ" Otero (Republican), Kathy Castor (Democrat)
  • U.S. Senate: Connie Mack (Republican), Bill Nelson (Democrat), Bill Gaylor (no party affiliation), Chris Borgia (no party affiliation)
  • U.S. President: Barack Obama (Democrat), Mitt Romney (Republican), other candidates

Ballot Issues

Florida Constitutional Amendments

Ballot Question 1: Approval of the Continuation of One-Half Mill Ad Valorem Tax for School District Operating Expenses

Steve October 01, 2012 at 11:30 AM
There's something peculiar here. According to the Congressional website, my address is located in Bill Young's district; according to the Pinellas precinct site, my representative is now Castor--in another district....
Steve October 01, 2012 at 03:23 PM
A little research confirms the shift. In order to make Young's district safer for him, the Republican politicians in Tallahassee have made "donut holes" in the middle of both St. Pete and Clearwater bigger--leaving him with the (probably richer) folks along the beach and shoreline and concentrating more of the (probably Democratic) folks into Castor's district.


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