USF St. Petersburg to host election forum for mayoral candidates

USF St. Petersburg will host a primary election forum for St. Petersburg mayoral candidates on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N.

Frank Biafora, Ph.D

Frank Biafora, Ph.D

The forum will be moderated by Frank Biafora, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and will be broadcast live on the city’s government access channel, StPeteTV, and streamed live at Dr. Biafora moderated a primary election forum Wednesday night for St. Petersburg City Council candidates.

The public is welcome to attend. Seating in Council Chamber is first come, first served.

The candidates for mayor are Bill Foster, Rick Kriseman, Kathleen Ford, Anthony Cates and Paul Joseph Congemi.

Candidates will answer pre-screened questions submitted by USFSP government students, the university community and the public.

USFSP will host another round of forums for the Mayoral and City Council candidates before the general election.