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Charlie Justice says Pinellas commission was “a mess” four years ago

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Charlie Justice has released his second video ad, just a week after his first one.

As he did in his first commercial, Justice says he wants Pinellas County to be a place his two daughters “would choose to call home.” Justice also took time to look back four years ago, when he first ran for the commission, and compare it to the current political situation:

“Four years ago, our county commission was a mess. Removing fluoride from our water was the last straw. I ran for county commission to end the dysfunction, to make Pinellas County the place my daughters would choose to call home.

“We ended a feud with firefighters.

“We hired a new county administrator.

“We improved relations with the cities.

“We set aside partisan differences.

“And we put people first.

“Let’s not turn back the clock. There’s still important work to do.”

Justice, a Democrat, is running for his second term on the commission against political newcomer Mike Mikurak. Mikurak, a Republican, is a retired businessman.

Justice is a Pinellas County native who was graduated from Boca Ciega High School, St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida. Before his election to the commission, he was assistant director for leadership programming at USF-St. Pete. He served in the Florida House from 2000 to 2006 and in the state Senate from 2006-2010.

He holds the District 3 seat on the county commission, which is elected countywide. The election is Nov. 8.


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