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Rick Kriseman backs Lindsay Cross for HD 68

Cross is so far the only candidate in the race for House District 68. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is backing Florida House candidate Lindsay Cross in her run to succeed Rep. Ben Diamond. Kriseman credited his endorsement to Cross’ work as an environmental scientist. “Lindsay Cross will bring a...
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Rick Kriseman to resume talks with Rays despite lawsuit

'Our city attorney advised that I refrain from negotiating with the team until this review could be conducted.'. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman will resume negotiations with the Tampa Bay Rays after halting discussions in response to a lawsuit against principal owner Stu Sternberg. In an op-ed for the Tampa...
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Kanika Tomalin mulls CD 13 bid after Rick Kriseman passed

With her boss out of the running, Tomalin sees a lane for her next move. The race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District could soon draw another Democrat. St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin is mulling a run. “When Mayor (Rick) Kriseman was thinking about doing it, {I was] behind him...
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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman says he won't run for Congress

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman won't be looking to move up the political ladder, announcing that he has decided not to run for Congress. In a statement, the term-limited mayor says he wants to spend his remaining time in office focusing on the work that remains in his position, despite admitting he "strongly considered" running for the vacant U.S. House seat in Pinellas County.
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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman rules out Congressional run

ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman, who is term-limited come January, announced on social media Tuesday that he will not run for Congress. Kriseman, a Democrat, said he “strongly considered” running to replace U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg), who announced a 2022 gubernatorial run, in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, which includes St. Petersburg.
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Rick Kriseman announces final two Trop site developers

The ultimate development team the city selects will be tasked with redeveloping the historic 86-acre Trop site. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman has selected two final development teams for the Tropicana site: Midtown Development and Sugar Hill Community Partners/JMA Ventures. The Mayor selected the two from a group of four...
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Rick Kriseman pondering congressional run in CD 13

If he chose to run, Kriseman would be the third Democratic candidate in the race. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is tossing around the idea of a potential run for Florida’s 13th Congressional District — a seat being vacated by incumbent Charlie Crist, who jumped into the 2022 gubernatorial contest last week.
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Rick Kriseman outraged at Ron DeSantis’ local emergency order ban

The Mayor slammed DeSantis' move to use his current executive power to terminate local emergency orders. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman was quick to blast Gov. Ron DeSantis Monday following his announcement lifting all local emergency orders. Standing on the same patio the Governor made his announcement at earlier —...
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Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority to extend autonomous vehicle pilotMayor Rick Kriseman introducing the AVA program. Image via PSTA.

The extension must be approved by the St. Pete City Council. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) Board of Directors approved an extension of the Autonomous Vehicle Advantage initiative until the end of March. The pilot program offers fare-free electric shuttles as a transportation option along Bayshore Drive. It’s part...
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Rick Kriseman calls out Tampa Bay Rays in final St. Pete address

ST. PETERSBURG — In his final State of the City address on Friday, Mayor Rick Kriseman called out Tampa Bay Rays leadership with a sharpness unseen during his seven years in City Hall, blaming them for letting uncertainty about their future fester for more than a decade, going back to their failed bid to build a waterfront stadium in 2008.