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Copley Gerdes bests Bobbie Shay Lee, will replace Robert Blackmon on City Council

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Copley Gerdes

Financial planner Copley Gerdes will be the next St. Petersburg City Council member representing District 1 after winning Tuesday night’s election.

Gerdes, the son of former City Council member Charlie Gerdes, received 53% of the vote, ahead of challenger, lobbyist Bobbie Shay Lee, who received 47%.

Gerdes will replace City Council member Robert Blackmon, who resigned to run for Mayor.

The election results are a staunch departure from results in late August from the Primary Election, where Gerdes and Lee finished virtually tied at 34% of the vote each.

The contrast in outcome is likely due to shifting election dynamics.

– Kelly Hayes, Florida Politics

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