Municipal primary approaches in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The municipal primary election in St. Petersburg, Fla., is on Aug. 24. Candidates are competing to advance to the general election scheduled for Nov. 2. The filing deadline to run passed on June 18.

Nine candidates filed to run in the nonpartisan mayoral race. Incumbent Rick Kriseman did not file to run for re-election.

Candidates also filed to run for five seats on the eight-seat city council. City council districts 1, 4, and 8 are holding primary elections in which more than two candidates are on the ballot. In Districts 2 and 6, the primary was canceled after only two candidates filed to run in each race.

St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in Florida and the 77th-largest city in the U.S. by population.

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