Saturday, September 21, 2013

E-Mail To St. Petersburg General Election Candidates

To: St. Petersburg General Election Candidates:

The following questions to Mayoral and St. Petersburg City Council Candidates were submitted by PATCH readers.

To date the following candidates have responded:

District 2: Lorraine Margeson
District 4: Carolyn Fries and Darden Rice
District 6: Karl Nurse
Each if these candidates have responded in detail.

This is your chance as a candidate to present well formulated, detailed answers to the questions that are on the voters' minds. The answers will be Posted on PATCH and Bay Post Internet as I receive them with NO editing.

Below are the five questions from citizens, critical to St. Petersburg's future.

1. Specifically with details, what you would do, throughout the entirety of St. Pete, to reduce crime and make the city safe for its citizens?

2. How will you work to bring neighborhoods back into the decision process? What would be your goals for neighborhood participation?

3. Should it turn out that the public's desire is to rehab the existing Inverted Pyramid, how will support that effort and how will you proceed?

4. We have a number of problem schools in St. Petersburg. Specifically what will you do to help improve those schools?

5. Jobs, education and crime are all problems we agree that affect South St. Pete. What else specifically would you do to improve the quality of life for all south side residents?

There is no length limit, several of the answers from candidates above exceed 1000 words.

To those who have responded, thank you. 

To those of you who have not yet responded please send your answers to me and I will post them with no editing.

The Posts in PATCH and Bay Post Internet will begin on Monday September 30 and run throughout October.

Please e-mail your response to

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Campaign Disclosures: Contributor to Kathleen Ford Campaign, Darden Rice Campaign, Concern Citizens of St. Petersburg, Rick Kriseman for Mayor

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