Tis the season… for elections. Candidates for the upcoming 2016 municipal elections have been announced for Gulfport, St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena.
The race is on for mayor in Gulfport as incumbent Sam Henderson will seek reelection; he will be opposed by former Gulfport Councilmember Barbara Banno.
Gulfport Wards 1 and 3 are also up for election in 2016. Incumbent Ward 1 Councilman Dan Liedtke will look to hold his place in office; he will be opposed by April Thanos.
Vice Mayor Yolanda Roman is running unopposed for her Ward 3 seat.
In the race for mayor of South Pasadena, the incumbent Dan Calabria will be opposed by the city’s current commissioner of the finance department, Max V. Elson.
St. Pete Beach does not have a mayoral election this time around, but two commission spots will be on the ballot. Incumbant Terri Finnerty and Lorraine Huhn will battle for the position in District 1, while Ward Friszolowski will run against Deborah Schechner for District 3.
Candidate qualifications for the cities include being a permanent resident for at least one year and filling out the proper paperwork. The elections will be held March 15.