Vincent Nowicki, a former St. Petersburg mayoral candidate in 2021 and local government and City Council watchdog, announced he is running for Pinellas County Commission, District 3.
Nowicki, a Republican, is the first to file in the race for the seat, which is currently held by Democrat Charlie Justice. Justice is expected to seek re-election.
“I am a conservative outsider who has seen what liberal policies can do to a city. I will not allow Pinellas County to become like St. Petersburg, filled with crime and over development,” Nowicki wrote in his campaign announcement.
He filed paperwork to run last Wednesday.