Driscoll’s victory comes as no surprise.
Gina Driscoll won a second term Tuesday night representing District 6 on the St. Pete City Council, besting challenger Mhariel Summers with nearly 72% of the vote.
Driscoll had been the heavy favorite heading into the General Election. A poll conducted the week before the election showed her leading with 49% support to Summers’ 16%. Polling also showed 35% of respondents were undecided the week before the election.
“The voters of St. Petersburg sent a strong message about the importance of female representation on the city council,” Lucy Sedgwick, president of Ruth’s List Florida, said. “We know she will continue to govern collaboratively and in the best interests of St. Petersburg,”