Local teacher Richie Floyd defeated former City Council member Jeff Danner Tuesday night in a narrow win for the District 8 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council.
Floyd collected 51% of the vote, just outside recount territory, while Danner brought in 49%. Floyd will succeed Council member Amy Foster, who faces term-limits. The race was a tight one, with the counting of about 2,000 final mail-in votes delaying the call until just before 10 p.m.
With a final dump of late-counted mail ballots, Floyd led by 1.4%. He will take office in early January for a four-year term.
– Kelly Hayes, Florida Politics