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Tonight: St. Petersburg's six City Council candidates face off

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.

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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.

SUNSHINE CITY SHOWDOWN: Keep up with the Tampa Bay Times coverage of the St. Petersburg mayoral race.

Pinellas County voters will also decide whether to extend the 1-cent Penny for Pinellas sales tax for another decade.

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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.

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