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Barclay Harless officially files to run for St Pete City Council District 2 seat

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Local community banker Barclay Harless officially announced his candidacy for the St. Petersburg City Council District 2 seat on Monday. The seat is currently held by Jim Kennedy, who is term-limited out this fall. “I believe that real leaders listen more than they speak,” Harless announced in a statement. “I vow to always listen to the families and small business owners of St. Petersburg. I know that together, we will meet the challenges that face our community and bring a…

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Barclay Harless announces run for St. Petersburg City Council

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Barclay Harless, a 31-year-old banker and former aide to state Sen. Darryl Rouson, will be running for District 2 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council next year. Harless announced Tuesday he will be seeking the seat currently held by Jim Kennedy, who is term-limited out of office next year. “We have a great city and we want to keep it that way and we want to improve upon everything that’s been built over the past two decades,” Harless said last week as to why…

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Shareholder sues C1 Bank over alleged raw deal

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A C1 Bank shareholder thinks the company got a bum deal in its acquisition by Bank of the Ozarks. The Arkansas-based company is purchasing C1 for $402.5 million. That translates to about $25 per share. A shareholder by the name of Roger Mariani filed a class-action lawsuit in Pinellas County courts on Monday alleging the terms of the deal were selfishly approved by C1 Bank CEO Trevor Burgess and his board of directors, which includes former Florida Chief Financial Officer…

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