Blackmon files for St. Petersburg mayor
May 25, 2021 - City Council member Robert Blackmon has filed paperwork to enter the St. Petersburg mayor's race. The document, filed Monday, names Eric Robinson as campaign treasurer. Blackmon, who is founder and partner of Blackmon Properties, owns and manages a portfolio of commercial and multifamily real estate units in St. Pete. He represents District 1 in west St. Petersburg. He was elected to the City Council in November 2019 for a four-year term, but submitted his letter of resignation over the weekend, effective Jan 5, 2022. Blackmon joins seven other declared mayoral candidates in the race to succeed Mayor Rick Kriseman, who is term-limited and will leave office in January 2022 after eight years.