The St. Petersburg’s District 1 City Council race is heating up. After a series of controversial social media posts were uncovered, candidate Scott Orsini dropped out of the race. Now, candidates Robert Blackmon and John Hornbeck remain.
Join us on July 31 for a first look at the two candidates. Who will replace Council Chair Charlie Gerdes?
Robert Blackmon, local real estate investor and registered Republican, launched his campaign on July 3rd. His endorsements include State Senator Darryl Rouson, State Rep. Wengay Newton, former Mayors Bob Ulrich and Rick Baker. He has also won endorsements from current City Council members (and Democrats) Darden Rice and Brandi Gabbard.
John Hornbeck, a young attorney and Democrat, is relatively unknown, but has seen support increase since Orsini’s drop from the race.
The conversation will be moderated by Peter Schorsch, publisher of Florida Politics and President of Extensive Enterprises.