Former President Barack Obama endorses St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman for re-election

Posted at 10:24 AM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 10:24:57-04

Former President Barack Obama endorsed St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman for re-election ahead of Tuesday's primary. 

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“As mayor of St. Petersburg, Rick Kriseman has taken on big challenges to move St. Pete forward” said former President Obama. “From raising the minimum wage and fighting for equality, to bold leadership on climate change, Rick was a great ally on the priorities of my administration. I strongly endorse Rick Kriseman as the only choice for continued progress for St. Petersburg.”

“I am incredibly honored to have the support of President Barack Obama as we continue our work of moving St. Pete forward” said Mayor Kriseman. “President Obama's leadership had a positive impact on our city. His historic election inspired us. His governance helped us to rebound from a great recession, made healthcare more available and affordable, and expanded opportunity and equality for countless Americans. From ending veteran homelessness to combating climate change, it has been my privilege to champion his priorities and apply them at the local level.”