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Richie Floyd narrowly takes District 8 City Council seat

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Richie Floyd, newly elected to St. Petersburg City Council District 8

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

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