State Sen. Darryl Rouson is endorsing former Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch for St. Petersburg Mayor.
Rouson, a St. Pete Democrat, has served in the Florida Senate since 2016, and served in the state House before that.
“We are at a critical junction in the story of St. Pete — Ken’s historic administration, he will be the first black Mayor, first from South St. Pete and the most prepared Mayor from day one in a generation given his experience as County Commissioner for 20 years,” Rouson said.
Welch faces City Council member Robert Blackmon in the city’s Nov. 2 General Election.
– Kelly Hayes, The Tampa Bay 100