St. Petersburg City Council member Darden Rice is backing Copley Gerdes in his run for the District 1 seat on City Council.
Rice, who was ousted in the city’s mayoral Primary Election after coming in third, credited her endorsement of Gerdes to his history of service in the city. Rice will be leaving her District 4 seat on Council due to term-limits.
“I’m endorsing Copley Gerdes because he’s shown the kind of leader he’ll be through his service to our community,” Rice said.
Gerdes faces Bobbie Shay Lee to succeed Council member Robert Blackmon in the Nov. 2 General Election.
– Kelly Hayes, Florida Politics