The first Hispanic to serve on City Council collected 55% of the vote.
Former prosecutor Lisset Hanewicz will succeed Darden Rice on the St. Petersburg City Council after winning election to the District 4 seat Tuesday night.
Her victory will make her the first Latina to serve on St. Pete City Council, an accomplishment Ruth’s List Florida highlighted.
“Ruth’s List congratulates Lisset Hanewicz for making history as the first Latina elected to the St. Petersburg City Council,” Lucy Sedgwick, president & CEO of Ruth’s List Florida, said in a statement. “The voters of St. Petersburg sent a strong message about the importance of diversity and female representation, and we’re excited to see they have preserved the female supermajority on the council.”