Rice would be the first female St. Pete Mayor to serve under its strong Mayor form of government.
St. Petersburg City Council member Darden Rice got a key, but not all that unsurprising, nod from Ruth’s List Florida in her bid for Mayor.
The group, which often backs its endorsements with financial contributions to campaigns, helps get Democratic women who support abortion rights elected to office. Rice is so far one of two women running for Mayor in St. Pete, but is the only woman considered viable for the post.
“Ruth’s List Florida is proud to endorse Darden Rice in her race for Mayor of St. Petersburg,” said Lucy Sedgwick, CEO of Ruth’s List Florida. “Having worked with Darden since she ran for City Council in 2013, we know the choice could not be clearer.”