St. Petersburg Voters Back Foster, Scrap The Lens

ST. PETERSBURG (CBS) — According to the Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg mayor Bill Foster will take on Rick Kriseman in the November 5th general election. Kriseman had closed a substantial gap coming into today’s primary and the
final vote was separated by less than 1,000 votes.

Foster finished in first, Kriseman was a close second with Kathleen Ford finishing well in third. Two other challengers, Anthony Cates and Paul Congemi, did not garner enough support to be considered serious contenders.

Voters also made a decision to end the city’s contract with Michael Maltzan Architecture, the group who was to build a replacement for the pier known in concept as “The Lens”. Many were wary of the hefty price tag and proposed features that were challenged by vocal dissenters to the city’s plan.

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