Rick Kriseman is running for Mayor of St. Petersburg after 13 years of public service. He was appointed to the St. Petersburg City Council in 2000 and elected in his own right in 2001. In 2006, Rick was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. Soon after taking office, Rick was named the Ranking Democrat on the Committee on Energy and was appointed to both the Environment and Natural Resources Council and the Education Committee on 21st Century Competitiveness. All three assignments gave Rick the opportunity to address issues of great concern to our generation and future generations, and made him an influential voice on energy and education issues in Florida.