St. Petersburg, FL
Pro-Growth Progressive Idea: Hiring a Small Business Liaison to connect small businesses to resources that can help them grow and cut through red tape
Rick Kriseman was elected Mayor of St. Petersburg in 2013. Before becoming Mayor, he served for 6 years in the Florida House of Representatives and 6 years on the St. Petersburg City Council. St. Petersburg experienced a renaissance during Rick’s service on city council and today is home to a bustling downtown waterfront, a vibrant arts scene, unique local shops and galleries, and revitalized neighborhoods. As Mayor, Rick is focused on growing St. Petersburg’s economy by avoiding high taxes, unreasonable regulations, and burdensome permitting as well as by having a top notch public education system, efficient mass transit, sound infrastructure, and a high quality of life.