St. Petersburg, Florida --With the general election only a month away, the public is invited to hear from candidates running for the office of St. Petersburg Mayor and City Council during two candidate forums Oct. 14 and 16 at City Hall.
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Both forums are sponsored by USF St. Petersburg and will be held in Council Chamber, 175 Fifth St. N., at 6 p.m.
On Monday, Oct. 14, mayoral candidates Bill Foster and Rick Kriseman will discuss issues affecting St. Petersburg, while City Council candidates in Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 follow a similar agenda on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
City Council candidates on the ballot are:
District 2 - James R. "Jim" Kennedy and Lorraine Margeson
District 4 - Carolyn Fries and Darden Rice
District 6 - Karl Nurse and Sharon Russ
District 8 - Amy Foster and Steve Galvin
Candidates will answer pre-screened questions submitted by USFSP government students and the community at large. Both forums will be moderated by Frank Biafora, USFSP professor and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The public is welcome to attend. Seating in Council Chamber is first come, first served.
Both forums will be broadcast live on StPeteTV (615 Bright House, 15 Knology and 20 Verizon FiOs), as well as on www.stpete.org. The forums will be rebroadcast periodically until the Nov. 5 general election.
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