Mayor Rick Kriseman is the first democrat elected mayor of St. Petersburg in decades. St. Petersburg is Florida's 5th largest city with population of 249,688 from the 2013 census.
Rick Kriseman is a progressive and the St. Petersburg city council is now primarily progressive for the first time in history. To others, this may seem like small potatoes but as a native Floridian this is a long awaited paradigm shift. Not only is Kriseman for equal rights, but he also understands the economic inequality in the US and he accepts the science of climate change!