Beyond CD13: Other municipal elections on the ballot today

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With the national spotlight, conflicting television ads and associated chatter surrounding Florida’s 13th Congressional District special election, it might be easy to forget the number of municipal seats up for grabs around Pinellas County on Tuesday March 11.

Here is a summary of the other races on the ballot, courtesy of the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections:

BELLEAIR BLUFFS

Commissioner (Vote for no more than Two)

  • Joe Barkley
  • George Lawton
  • Taylour Shimkus  
CLEARWATER

  Councilmember Seat 4

  • David Allbritton
  • Bill Jonson
  • Konrad McCree, Jr.

 Councilmember Seat 5

  • Hoyt Hamilton
  • Jon-Paul Rosa
GULFPORT

Councilmember Ward III

  • Paul Ray
  • Yolanda Roman
INDIAN SHORES

Council Member  (Vote for no more than Two)

  • Michael “Mike” Petruccelli
  • Diantha Schear
  • Patrick Soranno
KENNETH CITY

Councilmember (Vote for no more than Two)

  • Ellen DalBo
  • Philip Redisch
  • Barbara Roberts 
MADEIRA BEACH

Mayor

  • Victor A. Cucaro
  • Travis Palladeno

City Commissioner District 2

  • Nancy L. Hodges
  • William J. Wright
PINELLAS PARK

City Council Seat 2

  • Eugene F. Hendry
  • Patricia F. Johnson
  • Keith V. Sabiel
REDINGTON SHORES

Commissioner District 3

  • Mary Beth Henderson
  • Casey Wojcik
SAFETY HARBOR

Mayor

  • Joe Ayoub
  • Nancy J. Besore
  • Andy Steingold

Commissioner Seat 3 

  • Dean Harmeson
  • Andy Zodrow

Commissioner Seat 4

  • Carlos Diaz
  • Ray R. Irvin
SOUTH PASADENA

Commissioner (Vote for no more than Two)

  • Harris Blair
  • Max V. Elson
  • Arthur Penny
  • Robert F. Small
 ST. PETE BEACH  

Mayor

  • Maria Lowe
  • Steve McFarlin

Commissioner District 1

  • Terri Finnerty
  • Lorraine Huhn  

Commissioner District 3

  • James Douglas Anderson
  • Gregory Premer 
TARPON SPRINGS

Commissioner Seat 2

  • Chris Hrabovsky
  • Joe Muzio
  • Rea Sieber 
City of Tarpon Springs Referendum Question:

Authorize the Sale of Surplus Property Located at 501 South Walton Avenue

The City proposes to sell an approximately 3.4-acre parcel at 501 S. Walton Ave. for its appraised value of $813,000.00 subject to the terms of an approved Development Agreement. The property formerly operated as a nursing home and has been vacant and deteriorating for nearly 10 years. The City desires to sell it to allow for redevelopment as a multi-care assisted living facility and generate new tax revenue. Shall this sale be approved?

Polls will be open Tuesday, March 11, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.votepinellas.com or call (727) 464-6788.

 

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.