Blaming Neil Brickfield for Norm Roche

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At this point, I blame Neil Brickfield.

Since the moment Neil Brickfield was elected to the Pinellas County Commission, he has aspired to be the unofficial Boss of Pinellas County politics.

Having served as a paid or unpaid political consultant/adviser to several municipal candidates, such as Tarpon Springs’Mayor David Archie, Clearwater City Commissioner Bill Jonson and St. Petersburg City Councilman Bill Dudley, Brickfield has position himself to be the ‘Mayor of Pinellas County.’

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