St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin will join Eckerd College as the school’s vice president for strategy and chief operating officer at the start of next year, dimming speculation around a potential congressional run.
Tomalin, who served in Mayor Rick Kriseman’s administration since his initial election in 2014, will take on the role upon completion of Kriseman’s final mayoral term.
Her new role also dulls speculation around a run for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Tomalin, a Democrat, said she was considering entering the race back in June. The district is one of the most hotly contested seats in the state.
– Kelly Hayes, The Tampa Bay 100