Former St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Pete Boland has endorsed Copley Gerdes for the District 1 seat on City Council.
Boland, a local restaurateur was ousted in the August Primary, coming in fifth, but managed to garner notable attention even as a political outsider.
“In these trying times in our world and with all the issues facing our city, partisan politics must be set aside. We need pragmatic, earnest, honest, passionate people in public service,” Boland said.
This endorsement crosses party lines, with Boland a registered Republican and Gerdes a Democrat. Gerdes faces lobbyist Bobbie Shay Lee in the General Election.
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