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In Treasure Island, 3 candidates ‘elected’ without opposition

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While the rest of the country may still be swept up in the excitement of last year’s presidential election, the residents of Treasure Island don’t seem so inspired. All three races that would have been decided in March were decided today at the end of candidate qualifying as incumbent Commissioner Phil Collins was re-elected without oppositon and Bob Minning was “elected” Mayor, while Carol Coward ran for Mr. Minning’s seat without opposition.

As the staffer in the city clerk’s office stated on the phone: “That was easy.” It’s a sad day when democracy is described in the same way as Office Depot.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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