Florida Matters: St. Petersburg Mayoral Race

Florida Matters: St. Petersburg Mayoral Race
Florida Matters: St. Petersburg Mayoral Race

Voters will soon pick the leader of one our state's largest cities -- St. Petersburg. This week on Florida Matters we're talking about how the mayoral race is shaping up, and what's at stake in its outcome.

The mayor's office is technically nonpartisan. But some have accused the two front-runners, incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and former mayor Rick Baker, of turning this campaign into a Democrat vs. Republican battle. There are four other candidates qualified to run in the race that holds its primary on Aug. 29.

In the preview above, Florida Matters host Robin Sussingham talks about the issue of partisanship in this election with long time political journalist William March, and Peter Schorsch, political consultant and publisher of FloridaPolitics.com and SaintPetersBlog.com.

Original Broadcast Date: 
08/02/17

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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