ST. PETERSBURG — Politics took a break in Hurricane Irma, but now it's time for City Council races to get going. The Council of Neighborhood Associations is set to host a candidate forum for the six candidates vying for three council seats at stake in November.
The forum will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N.
Here's who's running:
• District 2: Brandi Gabbard and Barclay Harless are vying to replace City Council member Jim Kennedy, who is term-limited.
• District 4: Council member Darden Rice faces first-time candidate Jerick Johnston.
• District 6: The two top vote-getters in the crowded Aug. 29 primary, Justin Bean and Gina Driscoll, will face each other in the Nov. 7 general election.
• District 8: Incumbent Council member Amy Foster is also running unopposed for re-election.
In this fall's election, St. Petersburg voters will also choose between incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and former Mayor Rick Baker.
Pinellas County voters will also decide whether to extend the 1-cent Penny for Pinellas sales tax for another decade.
Mail ballots go out Oct. 3.
2017 Pinellas County Elections: What's Next
Oct. 3: Mail ballots go out.
Oct. 10: Deadline to register to vote.
Oct. 28: Early voting starts.
Nov. 1: Deadline to request mail ballot.
Nov. 5: Early voting ends.
Nov. 7: Election day.