Interview with St Pete City Council Candidate Jim Kennedy

10/21/09 Seán Kinane
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St. Petersburg voters go to the polls in less than two weeks from today. In addition to Mayor, they will select five City Council members.

Even though during August’s primary election, voters could only choose from Council candidates in their own district, during the November general election all St. Petersburg registered voters can vote for all five contested seats.

Today WMNF continues our series of interviews with all ten candidates for City Council with the District 2 race. It’s between challenger Steve Corsetti and the incumbent, Council member Jim Kennedy.

All candidates were given the opportunity to be interviewed in our studios, but Kennedy declined in favor of a phone interview, which is why the quality of the audio is not ideal.

Kennedy was one of the five members of Council who voted last week to give BayWalk the sidewalk where protesters have gathered.

In a St. Petersburg Times/Bay News 9 poll released over the weekend, Kennedy had a slight lead, 21 percent to 17 percent, over his challenger, Steve Corsetti.

Tune in later in the week for the third part of our coverage where we will hear from the District 6 candidates for St. Pete City Council.

The election is November 3rd and all St. Pete residents can vote in all five district races.

Jim Kennedy

Steve Corsetti

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