ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Current mayor Rick Kriseman and former St. Pete Mayor Rick Baker will have to compete for votes again in November after neither of the two reached the 51 percent vote threshold in the St. Pete mayoral race.
More than 56,000 St. Petersburg voters voted by mail and in person Tuesday in two different high profile races: The Mayor and District 6 city council seat.
The main candidates for mayor were current mayor Rick Kriseman and former St. Pete Mayor Rick Baker. The other candidates included: ErnisaBarnwell, Anthony Cates III, Paul Congemi, Theresa Lassiter and Jesse Nevel.
Both Kriseman and Baker told ABC Action News they were feeling confident about the race. Several hot button topics have taken center stage in the Rick vs. Rick campaign including keeping the Rays in St. Pete, the new pier and the ongoing issues with the city’s aging sewer system.