Brett Vickers, a St. Petersburg real estate agent and philanthropist, has filed to run for the District 6 City Council seat against incumbent Gina Driscoll.
Vickers, 57, a first-time candidate, said he has no history in politics or government but extensive involvement in local non-profit organizations through a charitable foundation of his wife’s family. Lisa Vickers is the daughter of the late Roy Speer, founder of Home Shopping Network.
Originally from Long Island, Vickers has been in Florida since 1994 and St. Petersburg since 2001. He’s a former NBA farm team owner and owner of a local franchise of the national Realty One Group. The couple live in Roser Park and have four grown children.
Vickers recently sued mayoral candidate Vince