Kriseman passes on St. Pete mayor's race

02/02/09 Mitch E. Perry
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St. Petersburg House Democrat Rick Kriseman announced today that he will not run for mayor in St. Pete this year.

The state representative made the announcement on his website. Kriseman was recently re-elected to the State House. Previously, he served on the St. Petersburg City Council for six years. He said he thought long and hard about whether he should enter the race.

Another prominent Democrat who has said he is considering running for mayor is Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch.

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