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Here’s where to find St. Pete City Council candidates this weekend

It’s the last weekend to campaign before Tuesday’s election.

This is the final weekend of campaigning for candidates in three St. Pete City Council races. As voters prepare to make their decisions at the polls, candidates will be hard at work in the final days before Tuesday’s primary. 

Here’s a rundown of how candidates will vie for votes in their districts this weekend. 

District 3 — Northeast St. Pete

Ed Montanari (incumbent): Campaigning in neighborhoods, putting up signs and phone banking

Orlando Acosta: Phone banking; coffee and doughnuts with the campaign; volunteer canvassing Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Canvassing Saturday from 2-5 p.m.; Remote phone banking all weekend long to share Acosta’s message with voters

District 5 — South St. Pete (Pinellas Point)

Deborah Figgs-Sanders: Canvassing Saturday 9 a.m. with volunteers meeting at Lake Vista Rec Center; signs provided for people to wave on corners; walk lists provided for canvassers

Beth Connor: Canvassing and call lists for volunteers, but no official launch point

Trenia Cox: Canvassing Greater Pinellas Point neighborhoods Saturday at 10 a.m. with volunteers meeting at Lake Vista Recreation Center; Sign waving at the corner of 54th Avenue South and 31st Street Saturday at 4:30 p.m.; Canvassing Sunday at 10 a.m. with volunteers meeting at United Community Church at 2175 Pinellas Point Dr. South at 10 a.m.; Tentative canvassing Sunday at 11 a.m. with volunteers meeting at Maximo Presbyterian Church at 3200 58th Ave. South.

Anne Hirsch: Knocking on doors Saturday

Districts 7 — South St. Pete (The Deuces)

Lisa Wheeler-Bowman (incumbent): Canvassing and call lists for volunteers, but no official launch point

Eritha “Akile” Cainion: Knocking on doors Saturday

Polls open for voting Tuesday at 7 a.m. and are open until 7 p.m. Voters must cast a ballot at their registered precinct. Mail ballots not returned can still be returned on election day at the voter’s registered precinct. 

Anyone in line by 7 p.m. can cast a ballot. Voters will only vote in their assigned district. The top two vote-getters in each race will advance to the Nov. 5 general election. Voters citywide can vote in all City Council districts in that election.

Janelle Irwin Taylor has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. Most recently, Janelle reported for the Tampa Bay Business Journal. She formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for Patch.com and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a die-hard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics, including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and contentious issues surrounding transit. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also a devoted wife and mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder.

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