THE 'BURG VOTES

Candidates

The Gillum effect? In Florida’s largest black-majority city, a surge of early voters

  Source: Miamiherald.com Anita Coolie, 46, cast her vote Wednesday in Miami Gardens for the Florida governor’s race, but her mind was on ballots of …

Anthony Cates III

Anthony Cates III was born in Saint Petersburg, Florida, December 13th, 1989, to Anthony Cates Sr. and Irene Cates. Anthony attended Bardmoor Elementary, …

Robert Blackmon

Robert Blackmon is running for city council because we need a citizen-focused approach to government. Unlike many of the other candidates, he was born in the …

Justin Bean

Justin Bean has not only been active, but has been a leader in numerous community efforts to better our city. Whether working to transform Williams Park and …

Jesse Nevel

Jesse grew up in a family of Jewish activists for social justice who influenced him to take action to change the world. During his childhood in Miami, Jesse …

Eritha Akile Cainion

Akile is a 20-year-old woman, born and raised in the poor and working class sectors of the black community on the south side of St. Petersburg, Florida, by her …

Rick Baker

Rick Baker has been a Business Acquisition lawyer, a Law Firm President, a University Vice President – and he now serves as President of a St. …

Maria Scruggs

Maria is a champion of our community. As head of the NAACP, and having had experience in the criminal justice system, Maria knows how to get things done …

Gina Driscoll

Gina has lived in St. Petersburg for over 10 years and is dedicated to making the city a better place to live, work, and raise a family for all of our …

Jim Jackson

A decade-long resident of St. Petersburg, Jim Jackson has devoted his life to education and counseling. He is a passionate advocate within the community and …