Kriseman, Baker will face off in November runoff for St. Petersburg mayor

Neither Mayor Rick Kriseman or Rick Baker knock each other out, but Kriseman outperformed expectations.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – There will be a runoff for the St. Petersburg mayor's seat.

Neither incumbent Democratic Mayor Rick Kriseman nor main former Republican Mayor Rick Baker reached the 50 percent needed to win the election outright, according to unofficial results.

Kriseman got 27,322 votes, or 48.36 percent, while Baker received 27,253 votes, or 48.23 percent.

The two will face off on Nov. 7.

Also on the mayoral ballot were Anthony Cates III, Paul “The Truth” Congemi, Theresa “Momma Tee” Lassiter and Jesse Nevel.

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In the other race, Justin Bean will face Gina Driscoll for the District 6 St. Petersburg City Council seat.

Runners up were Robert Blackmon, Eritha Akilé Cainion, Corey Givens Jr., Jim Jackson, James Scott and Maria L. Scruggs.

In Tuesday’s primary, only voters residing in District 6 could vote in their council district contest. Bean and Driscoll will be placed on the Nov. 7 election ballot to be voted at-large.

Some 169,770 people were registered to vote in Tuesday's election, according to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections’ website.

Among those registered to vote:

·        78,253 are registered as Democrats

·        47,011 are registered as Republicans

·        44,506 are registered as no party affiliation or others

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