THE 'BURG VOTES

Candidates

Montgomery elected its first black mayor in 200 years. This is why it matters

  October 10, 2019 In the two centuries since its founding, Alabama’s capital of Montgomery and the birthplace of the civil rights movement has …

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 …