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Welcome to the official Robert Blackmon for St. Petersburg City Council District 6 website.  Thank you for visiting and remember to vote for Blackmon on August 29th.  Visit our Blackmon4StPete Facebook page for additional campaign updates.


Friday, August 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Jim Kennedy backs Robert Blackmon for City Council

St. Petersburg City Councilman Jim Kennedy is throwing his support to Robert Blackmon in the crowded campaign to succeed Karl Nurse in the City Council District 6 race.

“I’m supporting Robert Blackmon because his longtime ties to the community and knowledge of our city make him the best choice to represent our diverse neighborhoods,” Kennedy said in a statement. “Robert is the candidate best-equipped tackle the issues that are facing St. Pete, and we can count on him to work tirelessly for the betterment of our city.”

Monday, July 31, 2017 6:12 PM

Bill Foster backs Robert Blackmon for Saint Petersburg City Council District 6

“I’m supporting Robert Blackmon because he has the vision and leadership our citizens deserve on city council,” Foster said. “I’m proud to support Robert Blackmon because he understands the issues important to our community and is committed to rising to the challenges and opportunities St. Petersburg presents.”

Saturday, July 29, 2017 8:30 PM

District 6 City Council candidates square off in forum Monday night

ST. PETERSBURG — Each of the eight candidates for the District 6 City Council seat laid claim to having the strongest ties to St. Petersburg at a candidate forum held Monday in City Hall.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Council hopeful Robert Blackmon fears for St. Pete's environment, infrastructure

ST. PETERSBURG — Robert Blackmon is big on saving the environment, a history buff and a real estate investor who believes the poor and unskilled should be trained to benefit from the city's building boom.

Those were just some of the issues the candidate for the District 6 seat on the City Council discussed Wednesday during a meeting with the Tampa Bay Times editorial board. District 6 includes downtown and parts of Midtown and Old Northeast.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:00 AM

For St. Pete Council hopeful Robert Blackmon, knowing needs of diverse District 6 is key

For Blackmon, it’s important to have a single message for everyone he meets in the district, even though those needs may be different: “You have downtown, arguably the richest neighborhood, and certainly the richest street in the entire city in Beach Drive, and then you have Midtown, which has traditionally struggled with economic issues, so you have to have, there’s a place for everybody in St. Pete, it’s a city of inclusivity.”

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