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Jim Kennedy Files To Run For Second Term On City Council

Saint Petersburg City Councilman Jim Kennedy has filed the paperwork to run for a second and final term in 2013.

Saint Petersburg City Councilman Jim Kennedy has filed the paperwork to run for a second and final term in 2013.

Kennedy was first appointed in October 2007 to the District 2 seat, which encompasses the northernmost portions of the city, before winning election in 2009. If he wins reelection, he will serve 10 years on the City Council before he must leave due to term limits. 

Kennedy, an attorney, has been a resident of St. Petersburg for nearly thirty years.

As for his campaign plans, Kennedy has or will soon enough brought back in organizer Johnny Bardine, who ran Kennedy's campaign in 2009.

The only trouble I could see Kennedy running into is if the "Stop the Lens" crowd puts together a slate of candidates able to use the debate over the new Pier as a springboard to election.

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Johann February 22, 2013 at 08:34 PM
I DO live in district 2 and I can assure you the word is out all over Riviera Bay, Meadowlawn, etc that Mr. Kennedy serves only HIS OWN interests!! He brags about having canals dredged, yet he forgets to mention he LIVES ON A CANA THAT NEEDED DREDGING so he could buy a BIGGER BOAT. Spitting in the face of 23,000 registered CITY VOTERS from the VOTP petition drive, and CONTINUING to thumb his nose at another 8-10,000+ STOP THE LENS petition signers. Should he run un-opposed, people fully intend to write-in NONE OF THE ABOVE on the primary ballot. As for Foster, YOU'RE DONE in this town politically. I'd vote for BARNEY THE DINOSAUR first.
Rider February 22, 2013 at 09:19 PM
The Emperor Has No Clothes!
Nicolas Weathersbee February 23, 2013 at 01:04 AM
Tom said it all, and then some :-)! No need to say anything more, he covered all the bases. Thank you Tom Lambdon for being the first person to step up against this corrupt Pier debacle. Thank you for calling me on that Saturday afternoon in August of 2010. It's been a long road, and I'm glad we stood up, along with all the other hard working people who helped with this...it's not over by a long shot!
Concerned Floridian February 24, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Johann & all concerned residents of District 2: Please, find someone to run against this incumbent. Otherwise, I'm afraid to say ... Mr. Kennedy is a shoo in. While I'd love to see 'None of the Above' being elected one of these days - wouldn't this be something to witness, a voice for democracy? - it has yet to happen in recent ages. On top of this, Jim Kennedy would not care that a large numbers of folks registered their disatisfaction w/a 'None of the Above' vote. As he didn't care for more than 15,000 people who signed a petition expressing their individual and collective desire in re of an important issue, the Pier. In fact he dissed all of those folks, an insulting afront to democracy - and the 'elected official' has shown great arrogance in being proud of his shameful rebuttal ... Shame, shame, shame. Johann: what about running?
Daniel June 25, 2013 at 05:36 PM
http://stpete.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/councilor-jim-kennedy-caught-sleeping-at-council-meeting

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