Likely St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Darden Rice is officially boo’d up

She and her wife eloped, then shared the news on social media.

St. Petersburg City Councilwoman Darden Rice wants to do more about the city’s attainable housing problem. She was into saving St. Pete’s historic “Doc Webb” house (it’s, unfortunately, since been cleared for demolition), and you can most definitely find Rice pushing the city to reach loftier sustainability goals that will hopefully benefit the environment.

You can also now consider Rice — who is one of the Bay area's earliest and most visible LGBTQ success stories — off the market.

The likely 2021 St. Petersburg mayoral candidate took to social media on Wednesday to tell that world that she married her partner Eve Epstein. There’s been no reception yet, according to the post, because the couple is waiting for the new St. Pete Pier to be finished.

Could it be the first wedding on the new pier? Maybe?

Is the Tampa Bay area ready to see two openly gay mayors serve on both sides of the Bay? (We hope so, duh.)

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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