Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is endorsing Ken Welch for St. Petersburg Mayor.
“Tampa Bay is at an inflection point,” Castor said Wednesday. “Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that St. Pete elect a partner in progress, a proven inclusive leader, and a person whose deep roots uniquely position him to take St. Pete into the next great chapter of their city.”
Castor was elected Mayor in 2019, becoming the city’s first openly gay leader.
Welch faces City Council member Robert Blackmon in the Nov. 2 General Election after finishing first in a crowded field in the Aug. 24 Primary Election.